I had a really bad dream last night. It was 2001 and Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States. I shudder to think how the future would have been altered with him at the helm. Thank goodness we got Barack Obama as our president. He inherited a badly wounded nation, heading toward a financial crisis which required a drastic remedy. He was up to the task.
He was smart, well-read, curious, civil, and respectful of our institutions. He listened to his Cabinet and staff, and made considered decisions after evaluating the facts. He communicated with the country in a timely and calm manner. Add to that, his character was unassailable. Try as they might, the naysayers couldn't make any negatives stick. Thank you, President Obama.
Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.