Is it just me or has this become much more than an Inauguration Day? I saw some commercials last night on CBS and I think Obama has surpassed his presidency even before he has been sworn in. Don't get me wrong, I voted for Barack Obama and I completely support him. I think he is charismatic and intelligent and has the right stuff to unite a country that is in desperate need of some cohesion.
But when did he become a celebrity? Sometimes when I see these all of these singers and actors getting ready to celebrate him home, I wonder if Obama hasn't just become "one of them" - like a political Speidi.
I guess maybe prior to this, the presidency wasn't such a pop culture spectacle. Or perhaps I just wasn't paying attention. I just hope all the hoopla doesn't cloud the reality of it all. This man is walking into a huge disaster. There is a lot riding on his shoulders. People expect miracles from him. In reality? He's just a man that needs to clean up the mess a moron left before him. Just like when a coworker quits and you move into his desk - a thorough cleaning and a whole lot of catch up needs to be done before Barack Obama becomes the second coming of Christ.
He's not a miracle worker, people. He's not a celebrity. He is the President of the United States of America.