I was watching Rachel last night and she video of President Obama giving a stump speech at a DNC event in Washington.  And it occurred to me that

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression

In 2008 I watched a lot of then candidate Obama’s speeches.  And I believed.  After reading The Audacity of Hope, I believed.  That was then.

I will not begin to relate my disappointments except to mention Dawn Johnson, Gitmo and Afghanistan.  This is now.

I most certainly will vote.  And I will vote exclusively for Democrats.  But, sans enthusiasm.  And, unfortunately, I do not feel that things will get any better.

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