Is it one man's responsibility to save the world? Even with all the power that Superman possessed, bad things still happened all over the planet. So if Superman, Batman, and even Spiderman couldn't save the world from itself, is it fair for everyone to place that type of pressure on the newly elected President of the United States?
Not even in office as of this writing and the media (print and television) along with people on the streets are already putting in their request. People of color are saying he should do more for those that look like him. While others are afraid he won't do for them.
Here's a suggestion. How about we allow the man to be sworn in, pick his cabinet and move into the White House, maybe take a nap, pick out his superhero suit and cape colors before we ask him to fix in one day the ills of the past eight years.
Barack Obama is the President of the United States. He just so happens to have a darker pigmentation than those that previously occupied the position. While that may give some folks a reason to cheer, I think it's more important that those that voted decided that he was the one to bring change to a troubled country. Because regardless of your skin tone, if you live in the United States, you are an American and the President represents the people of America and not the color of the country.
Please join my family and I as we pray daily for this newly elected leader. God knows he going to need it.