November 5, 2008
like clint eastwood before him and toshiro mifune before him, president obama is a “new kind of hero”. maybe he’s even a “maverick”? he will be taking over leadership of a nation in troubled times: still dealing with the remains of war, already chin deep in an economic mess, continually denying basic human rights to their fellow citizens. the usa is still the wild west, and obama’s wandering into town with his charisma and history making as his guns, held just by his side ready and waiting … we’re all waiting.