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A New Hope

January 20, 2021 at 1:22 pm
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No, I am not talking about STAR WARS.

I’ve spent the morning watching Joe Biden being sworn in as president.

Joe is not the orator that Obama and JFK were, but I found his speech profoundly moving.   He said all the right things.

I do not envy him.   Very few presidents have faced the sort of challenges he does.   Lincoln, perhaps.  FDR, taking over in the deep of the Great Depression.  No one else.   The road ahead will not be easy.   The sort of problems that America faces cannot be solved easily, nor overnight.   But if anyone can solve them, I think it is Biden.   He is experienced, intelligent, and above all compassionate.

These are dark days in America, but this morning, for the first time in a long while, I am feeling a little hope.