I’ve had an epiphany on this first day of April.
As much as I admire Senators Clinton and Obama, it’s obvious this country will never elect a woman or a black man as president. We’re just not ready yet. So let’s elect John McCain as a stopgap measure until we get our act together. Maybe another four years of the war on terror, economic stagnation, and putting non-activist justices on the Supreme Court will convince us that the kind of change we really need was embodied in the spirit of Ronald Reagan, whose shining city on the hill was really a small town on a spring morning where neighbors helped neighbors and the best things in America came about without the “help” of the federal government. Although President Reagan is lauded for outstanding optimism, let’s appreciate practical, realistic ideas like finding our opportunities locally.
So let’s just get ready to keep on doing what we’ve been doing and find joy in the little things in life, like friends, family, and doing the acrostic in the Sunday New York Times.