Quick Thoughts on Obama's State of the Union

People who know me would know that I'm not too big on political commentary. I don't like to talk about politics, and I would like to keep it that way. Therefore, I'm just going to give a few thoughts on this blog of what I saw in the State of the Union yesterday. So, when I say "quick" I really mean quick.

I will admit, I didn't watch the whole SOTU address. I was switching in between watching this, and the Washington Capitals vs Anaheim Ducks hockey game. But, as soon as the Caps scored 3 goals in under 3 minutes in the 3rd period, the game wasn't competitive anymore, so I decided to check out what the Prez had to say...

I have tons of respect for Obama. He is a huge inspiration to many in this country (including myself) because he's the first black president, he's a great speaker, and he has lots of great plans. And even though I am registered to vote as a Republican, I voted for him in '08. And, from listening to some of his speech yesterday, he seems like he has lots of great plans to turn around the economy, healthcare, the environment, etc. But having a plan, and talking about a plan is one thing... actually getting it done is another. I know that the last administration put him so far down a hole that it's gonna be hard to dig out of, but since we live in a "microwave society" where we have to get everything right now... Americans have already gotten impatient. And, unless he can really convince people that this country really is improving... his chances of a re-election in 2012 is going to be highly damaged... so much so, that not even his good public speaking skills can save him. People voted for him in '08 because through him, he has offered hope and inspiration to millions. But things are so bad in America right now, that most people would rather see things getting done rather than hearing great oratory.

I'm gonna end it right there. (I did say this was gonna be short). I know millions already feel like this about Obama, but I just thought I'd let everyone know where I stand regarding it. And since he gave his first SOTU yesterday, I thought this would the perfect time to do it. I can talk about this more, but like I said, I honestly don't like to get all touchy-touchy political on people, since politics is always a highly sensitive subject matter. Therefore, I'll just leave it at that.

Honestly, if I'm not talking about motivation and business, I'd rather talk about doing pushups, the Superbowl, or other sports... Hey, maybe I will! (Keep an eye out for future posts).


1 comment:

  1. I'm with you Obe! I too have major respect for Obama...but our "microwave-ready" people have reactors that are ready to explode.
    In the meantime, I'll pray he can fulfill his promises...because we need him to!!!

    .....and yeah, what about them Ducks? LOL

    Make it a great day!

    ~Terri in Idaho