It's a new era.
A young, extremely bright, enthusiastic, optimistic leader for the United States of America.
I've never seen or felt the groundswell of American support like what took place on Inauguration Day 2009 with President Obama.
I've heard true-blue local republicans say, "I really want this guy to be successful!" And what's really encouraging is these statements are so sincere!
Now that's not only a shift in political culture that's a shift in social culture -- and long overdue. But if we think this man can do all that needs to be done, without the continued enthusiasm, moral support, civic involvement and most of all an informed following -- think again.
For now we are busy being filled with hope and enjoying the most wonderful social achievement within our country -- breaking the color barrier. And we should! But this celebration will pass. Our new president has a mammoth job to do. He can do it a lot better and a lot easier if he has an informed citizenry to work with.
So tell me, how are you going to respond?
If you've never been civically involved before I can't think of a better day, than today, to get started. Begin anyway you choose. Start reading the newspaper articles on politics -- in fact, read several to get more than one perspective. Talk with your Ohio and U.S. representatives. If none of that appeals to you go watch President Obama's You Tube video and accept his invitation to be part of Organizing America.
It's a new era -- and long overdue!