I decided today to take a step back from the world of sports and focus for a moment on something much bigger. Something historic took place yesterday in the United States of America. Voters turned out in all ages, races, religions, and creeds in record numbers, and for the first time in the history of this great nation, we have elected an African-American as President.
Barack Obama won the most powerful position in the country on the promise of a single word: hope. Take away a man's hope, and you take away his will to live. President-elect Obama turned the power of hope into a creed that has stretched through the many highlights and lowlights of this country. That simple phrase: Yes we can. But it is far more important now to remember that the road ahead is littered with pot holes, pitfalls, and land mines. Yes we can, sure, but more importantly, yes we must. President-elect Obama has shown us hope; he has shown us his desire to lead this great country from the depths of financial instability. He has shown us his vision of restoring the good name of the United States of America throughout the rest of the world.
Regardless of the candidate you supported in this election, it is now our duty as Americans to stand shoulder to shoulder with one another and do anything and everything in our power to support this man. Sure we may not always agree with his decisions, but when it comes down to it, we must trust his judgment. We must have faith that he is truly acting on what he belives is best for this great country. We must have faith...we must have hope.