I am SO PROUD to be an American – Happy Obama day!

Posted on January 20, 2009 by yankeebean

yankeebeanI’m watching President Obama’s inauguration speech even as I type this and I am SO PROUD to be an American right now.

I won’t lie to you, there have been many times in my past 4 UK-living-years when I’ve down-played my American-ness, if only out of self-preservation.  I’ve never gone so far to pretend to be Candian, but I’ve been tempted.

Here’s a question for all our awesome readers –>  Do you think Obama’s leadership will spark a re-location of more expats back to the States?  A little part of me wants to pack my suitcase and go set up back in the Midwest to help fight to keep America alive.  I watched Obama’s latest YouTube speech and, I swear, I had to stop myself from looking for my passport.

I feel…
relieved
proud
tired
happy
emotional
excited
glow-ish
amazed
grateful
impressed
thrilled
warm
hopeful
lucky
ready
historical

basically, I feel FREAKIN’ AWESOME.

Are you proud, my fellow Americans?  Look what we did!!  And look what we’ve survived to get here!!

And now if anyone asks, ‘Can you?’ we can all proudly say ‘Yes we can!’

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What Others Are Saying

  1. notfromaroundhere January 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m a supporter if not a proper “fan” due to having campaigned for Hillary… but I do worry that he cannot possibly live up to the expectations that have been placed on him by the media and others.

  2. Iota January 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Optimism is a great thing, and the world needs it. But yes, NFAH is right. He has to deliver as well.

  3. peacefulyorkshire January 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    NFAH–
    Can see why you could be skeptical… I had that same feeling when he was elected….
    However, when its January. Rainy. The day after blue Monday…. its entirely easy to get caught up in the optimism from abroad, especially when the world needs some light in it… some hope. I know I won’t get it from the politicians in Britain, so I will look towards my homeland to feel that there can be leaders that can inspire. And in politics too!

  4. notfromaroundhere January 21, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I’ll be honest, as happy as I am right now, I’m also worried. The guy is not perfect, nor is he a saint. He is not invincible. The weight of the expectations on him–by Americans but also by the rest of the world–is huge. Some things will inevitably go pear-shaped. I wish people would view things with a little bit more realism right now instead of all of this unbridled optimism.

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