Barack Obama’s inaugural speech inspired a united America. As a black Republican, I along with other blacks, whites, Latinos, liberals and conservatives am ready to take the journey with the new president to fulfill our national aspirations.
By Tiffany Shorter
Yesterday Barack Obama became the first African American president of the United States of America, and months ago I supported Senator John McCain for president. Today President Obama addressed the nation to clearly state his vision and goals that he can move our nation forward, and months ago I was skeptical of vague policy positions. Today President Barack Obama won my support because his work, determination and fortitude months ago, earned him the Oval Office.
I am an American before I am a Republican, so today I have put aside partisan differences to be proud of my nation and my president. He has earned my vote of confidence that America is on its journey to becoming an even better country. Tomorrow, I can continue my civil duties of promoting self - empowerment and limited government to contribute to America’s prosperity.
In the meanwhile, I am grateful to witness the dream of Martin Luther King realized.
God Bless America.