Posted on November 5, 2008

After the Election: The Real Work Begins

roll up our sleeves

After over a year of non-stop campaigns and hoopla, the spectacle, and ordeal, of a Presidential election is finally over. The candidates, and the American people, can breathe a sigh of relief.

But not for long. President-Elect Obama has his work cut out for him. He’ll face an economy slipping into recession, a nation divided over our continuing role in Iraq and Afghanistan, astronomical government deficits, and teetering financial markets.

Hopefully, he and the new Congress will be able to work together to solve these and our nation’s many other problems. And to ensure future retirees’ financial security at the same time!

At AAFR, we wish him, Vice President-Elect Biden, and our other elected officials, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, all the best in their endeavors. And we salute Senator McCain, Governor Palin, and those departing from the Congress for their essential contribution to a vibrant American democracy.

As Thanksgiving approaches, we would all do well to reflect on the blessing of a free, orderly, and non-violent process of selecting those who will bear the responsibility for governing us.

As the example of many other countries shows, it is not something to be taken for granted.

2 Comments on “After the Election: The Real Work Begins”

  • It IS time for all of us to get to work if the change we said we wanted in this election is going to happen. No sitting back and saying, “Go, O, go!”.

    It’s not all about our retirement funds and investments, either.

    It’s about working to make a supportive world for everyone. It’s a question of living in hope instead of fear, and making that hope come true. No one is better at reinventing themselves than Boomers, and no one can be more effective at reconfiguing a damaged nation.

    Posted by Patti C on November 5, 2008 at 5:22 pm
  • I am so relieved to have my country back. I realize that repairing the damage done during the GWB years and moving our country forward will take an immense amount of work at all levels in order to try to achieve the goal of “no American left behind”.

    Posted by Suzanne Fluhr on November 10, 2008 at 10:44 am

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