Today we awoke to what many feel is a safer world — a world which will soon be led by the better of two men, Barack Obama.
A time for celebration, indeed, a time to look at what might have been and give thanks in whichever way you see fit. We none of us, I’m sure, believe that the road ahead — for Obama, or ourselves — will be entirely smooth. There will be difficulties, he will make mistakes (some of them possibly quite grave), but I feel quite certain that Obama’s actions will be measured more carefully than those we have seen from Bush over the past eight years.
I’ve no doubt that I will be on some occasions one of his harshest critics, but nonetheless I today applaud the choice made by the vast majority of my American friends. He’s the best man for the job.