I am very proud of both my US Senator Michael Bennet and my 21st Century Rock Star Presidente Primero! The Denver rally I mentioned earlier was uplifting and so packed, I got a bit claustrophobic and retreated to the back of the room (where the view and air were better) but farther from the rope line. I would have loved to shake their hands and tell both how great they are doing as 21st Century leaders in ultimately trying times. President Obama, as usual, demonstrated transformative consistency, clarity, rationality, focus, and eloquent, shining charisma.
One thing from him I particularly remember came as an answer to a very loud "Give Them Hell, President Obama!" from someone in the crowd (referring to the mindlessly partisan obstructors of needed progress on Health Reform). Primo Pres immediately answered back: "I won't give them Hell: I'll tell them the truth and they might think it's Hell." Profund, better than Harry Truman, and right on the money, exactly what America needs from its transformative President.
I've been wearing my Obama Inauguration T-Shirts, ever since.
It's funny: I had some comments to my last post which indicated to me that some people read my "21st Century Rock Star Presidente Primero" title for Obama as some kind of slur. Believe me, I am his number 1 FAN, and consider my sobriquet to be the highest of compliments to this great man. We need 21st century leaders who can handle a Rock Star's celebrity with aplomb and grace, as our Primo Prez consistently does!