As stated before, I wasn't particularly thrilled to see Obama elected president. I do think it's rather cool our nation finally elected a black president, I just wish he hadn't turned out to be such a liberal-leaning one. It happened, however, so now I'm waiting to see how it's going to play out. Setting all that aside, however, I don't envy him the biggest task he's going to face: fulfilling all these heightened expectations. He really was a master when it came to utilizing music and slogans to energize people. Even I got a bit excited watching this video: I wonder, though, what people mean when they talk about all the "change" that's coming. Do they know what it is they really want, other than not George Bush? Or do they really not care as long as Obama is different? Which I'm sure he will be. I just wonder if the change he brings will bring more excitement or a lot of cursing. I'm hoping it will be more of the former than the latter, especially for the military, but I think he's got an incredibly difficult job ahead. If he doesn't pull a rabbit out of his hat right off the bat, people are going to start feeling let down. That is probably the most interesting thing to me right now. How is this really going to play out? Are these people singing his praises in the streets today going to keep backing him the first time he does something they don't like? What is his lasting power? I do hope he succeeds, but, wow, he's got a tough road ahead.