Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Three Cheers to our new Independent President Barack Obama!

What a beautiful moment for the American people! Barack Obama is about to be sworn in as the 44th President -- and the 3rd Independent President -- of the United States. When you think about it, George Washington not only wasn't a partisan, but warned us against the baneful effects of the spirit of party which only serves to divide us. Abraham Lincoln was barely a Republican, that suddenly successful third party that rose to the part of a transition vehicle for a young nation in crisis. 

Thanks to independent voters, who voted in open primaries in 33 states and determined the nominees of the major parties, and who went on to vote significantly for Obama (53%). The mandate is clear: nonpartisanship and inclusion. We won't make good on the promise of America until we shed the skin of partisanship and insist that everyone has a place here.

Congratulations, America!!!!!

We have made a step forward

1 comment:

Jack Jodell said...

Hi Nancy.
Great job on this post, and I share in your euphoria. I, too, admire Obama's inclusiveness and pragmatism as evidenced early on in both his domestic AND foreign policy initiatives. Thank you for celebrating this common sense.