You know it impresses me. But my wife’s comments are especially telling and especially true.
I came in from the back yard today to the news about Sandy Hook. She said,
“You should have seen the President commenting about the shooting; he had tears running down his face as he spoke about it.”
I said I wasn’t surprised. She said,
“I know but it never ceases to amaze me that he is willing to show his feelings to the public; you can tell he’s sincere. I have never seen a President actually shed tears like he has. Even when 9/11 happened; George W. Bush never showed any real emotion. What sadness he did show always seemed put on; as though he really didn’t care. But you can see and feel that Obama really cares and really grieves about these people.”
I said she was right although I think I remember Bill Clinton showing such emotions a time or two as well, Barack Obama is far and away the most decent, caring president we have ever had. She said,
“Yes he is; and he is the only one who openly talks about his children all the time. He always seems to mention his kids and his wife and how much he loves and cares for them. That really says something good about him to me. Any man who speaks the way he does; cries in public when horrible things happen to Americans and talks about his family as he does; is a good man. he’s not afraid to show his emotions or afraid he will be laughed at or made fun of and that says that he really cares and is really concerned.”
I of course agreed with her completely.
It is hard to understand how anyone could fail to be impressed by this President and I defy anyone to say that he is not sincere. As I have often said; I don’t agree with him about everything he has done or will do no doubt but he is the only human being we have had as President in many years. I can look in his eyes and see real concern; anger; pride; happiness; grief and love; not a dead pool of dark purpose and unfeeling pretence that I have seen in the eyes of most Presidents before.
Others that I respect for this are Jimmy Carter and as I said Bill Clinton. Why is it always democrats? Because though they don’t always agree with me and don’t always go as far as i would like; Democrats have a record of working for the people rather than for the Banks etc.
Their policies are those of a party who really wants to make America a better place for the common person and not just the wealthy.
Barrack Obama is the champion though. He never fails to seem real and we love this man. We both agree that he is the only president we would feel comfortable inviting for dinner. The only one we could talk to like I talk to you. The only one who wouldn’t look down his nose at our humble accommodations.
This is a really good man. Not perfect of course lest you think I can’t see reality clearly; but a really good man and one I can respect. One I can care about. One I can love as I did my brother. One who inspires that love in others. I can give a guy like him a lot of slack when I don’t agree with him because I truly feel he is using all his heart and mind in his decisions.
Thank You Mr. President for caring; for feeling; for being open and sincere with us and for taking a stand for what is right for all Americans.