The President of the Free World - A North American perspective

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Real Estate Associates in the Toronto Area

As Barak Obama takes his oath of office this morning, the world is watching. 

Being Canadian, but having lived my formative years growing up outside of Detroit in the turbulent 1960's, I realize that when the US elects their President, they elect the Leader of the "free" world.  He, (or maybe soon, she) becomes the most powerful leader on "our side".  I'm thrilled and honoured* to still say, and trust that we will always say - "our side". 

I have many, many dear American friends (although it is often pointed out that, being North American, we Canadians are "American" too) and much of my family is American.  I have traveled across both of our great countries and always been a bit of a history nut.  I think that I am least slightly qualified to say -

Thank you from the "Free World" on electing a man of vision! 

At a time such as this, not just the Free World but the WHOLE world needs leaders of vision and integrity.  Not long ago, but before Barak Obama became a front runner in the election process, I read his book "The Audacity of Hope".  My thought after reading it was "Why can't we elect people like this to run our world?"  I was left wondering whatever happened to "We have nothing to fear but fear itself!" and "Ask not what your country can do for you!" - THAT IS LEADERSHIP!

I didn't believe it was possible that someone who could write that book could ever be elected President of The United States of America!

Thank you for having the audacity to elect Barak Obama! 

God bless America.  God bless your new President.  (and in the words of Tiny Tim) God bless us, everyone!

*(That's "honored" for my American friends =-)

Comments (7)

Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Hey, Rick. Great post and I appreciate your well wishes for everyone. All my best, Jim

Jan 20, 2009 04:57 AM
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Thanks so much Rick!!  I wasn't sure we could or would do it but - Yes We Did!!  We've turned the page.  It's been a wonderful year - and it's a beautiful day.

Jan 20, 2009 07:12 AM
Rick Sergison
Keller Williams Real Estate Associates in the Toronto Area - Toronto, ON

YES YOU CAN! YES YOU CAN! (and I only hope that we can too!)

Jan 20, 2009 07:37 AM
Tony and Libby Kelly
Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere - Lake Oswego, OR

Here, here!

Jan 20, 2009 09:28 AM
Heather Stewart
HS Home Staging - Langley, BC

Well thought and well said!

Jan 20, 2009 04:16 PM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

HI Rick, thanks for the comments on my post. Nice to meet you and a fellow KW agent. Are you going to family reunion in Orlando?

Jan 21, 2009 10:18 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I would hope that if there is a God, that She would bless the Universe and not just one Country or one person. Stop the death and destruction between the peoples of the Earth, and let's put an end to these sports stars texting God and thanking God for victory. It's amazing that they never thank God for their defeats. Hmmmm.

  1. Obama rocks!
  2. Obama rolls!
  3. Obama rules!

Now, I return you to your regularly scheduled programming. You are in control of your computer and your life. Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity. Make it a Fine '09.

Feb 13, 2009 07:21 PM