Obama installed & fighting on

Just thought I’d indulge in a bit of wordplay, now that Obama & Biden are finally in the White House:
we must now abide by the words of Ob-iden…
 
warm wishes to every Obaman, Obamite, Obamaniac…go ahead, coin your own Ob-hybrid!
 
You may already have read it, but in case you haven’t, here’s an article that appeared in the NYT–by Henry Louis Gates Jr & John Stauffer–where the authors speculate on what Lincoln would’ve thought of Obama. Quite revealing:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/19/opinion/19gates.html?th=&emc=th&pagewanted=all
 
I often feel that most American presidents have been ordinary men–their ambition and determination apart–that have stepped into an extraordinary position with extraordinary, almost inhuman, powers. As Sartre said, “…a man is after all just a man…”
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