Today was a historic day. A black man has assumed the highest office in America. While for many, Martin Luther King's dream may not have been realized, Obama has proven that the dream is possible for all. Maybe it is time for hope that all Americans (white, brown, black, or any other shade) will focus on the contents of their own character rather than the color of their own skin.
I do not support many of the policies that Barack Obama campaigned on or now stands for. But he deserves two things at this point; and I'm willing to give him both . . .
One: Respect. Even if not for the sake of the man who holds the office then for the office itself.
Two: A Chance. Obama walks like a socialist and talks like a socialist - whenever he talks beyond platitudes anyway - but until he exercises his new office like a socialist, let's hold out whatever hope we can that his views moderate when faced with reality.
A change has come. And significant change is likely coming. I just wish that it was change I could believe in.