I'm ready to start posting again! Yay!
I know I was on the fence about Obama in the lead-up to the election. I think the phrase I used was "cautiously optimistic." I had a lot of skepticism. But I'll tell you what: he's won me over.
I can't point to any specific policy or political move that he's made as the cause. It's actually that I love having a populist President. He's a celebrity, and I really like that quality. I wish he were a bit more of a thinker; despite his intellectual credentials I still get the impression he doesn't actually do most of his own thinking, and that the great ideas have always come from other sources. Maybe that's not fair. I don't know. It's really just an impression.
Regardless, I love his celebrity status. I like watching him on Leno. I like that the restaurants he goes to get more business. I loved watching him throw out the first pitch at the All Star Game, and listening to him chat with the guys in the booth. Of course Bush did a better job with both last year in the Nationals' first home game. He even spent some time calling that game from the booth, and handled it well. I don't think Obama could pull that off.
But that's ok, Bush is more of a baseball man than Obama. This is, of course, clearly demonstrated in Obama's choice of favorite team. Seriously, what kind of man picks a team of pure evil to root for? On second thought, I might have to reconsider my praise for Obama...
May you stay forever young