While I truly would like to see Barack Obama in the White House, my excitement is tempered by the reality of the fact that racism still exists in this society. Will the white congressmen, whether they are Democrats or Republicans, really support legislation brought forth by a black man?
Then there are the countless numbers of conversations that I have had with various politicians who say that they enter into politics with lots of ideals, but the truth of the matter is, they get a rude awakening early on.
The "I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine mentality" is pervasive in the halls of congress. Eventually you have no choice but to compromise on some of your beliefs if you wish to push forth some of your more pressing agenda issues.
Can Obama really bring together all of the different factions to support a common goal? What do you think?