At 12:00 Eastern Time today, a remarkable event in the history of this nation will occur. The inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as our 44th president brings forward a new chapter in our story. Born of mixed race, father Kenyan, mother a white American, Obama is our first "post-baby boomer" man elected to our highest office.
Obama, to me, is the American Dream realized. Born of fairly humble beginnings, with no political heritage or enormous wealth to leverage. The president-elect came to his new job in the "old fashioned way. He earned it."
God speed Mr. Obama. May the wind always be at your back.