I talked to my sister today and excitedly exclaimed to her that our new President is a brilliant genius! She laughed "Not just brilliant, but brilliant and a genius". I thought it was a perfect description.
Watching the ceremony today only confirmed my unwavering confidence in this man.
If you've ever read the book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" you'd know exactly, exactly what our new Commander-In-Chief is doing.
He is following the lead of two of the most influential and popular Presidents in our history, Lincoln and FDR.
He isn't taking this monumental task of the presidency upon himself. Through every single action he takes, he is engaging us, as a people, together, to rebuild what has been lost in this country. The key word here being together. Through a series of savvy and unique relationship building tecniques, he's made us all feel like we are personally involved in his presidency and with that, we are more than happy to engage.
One of the signs of a true leader is getting people to want to do what you want them to do while reaching a goal that is mutually beneficial to both parties. There were close to two million people at the Inauguration Ceremony and not one incidence of violence. One poll shows that eight out of ten people approve of this man. He's already there. On his first day in office. Less than a half a day.
I fully expect him to do everything he says he's going to do. And I also expect that, if he doesn't, we won't hold it against him.