Listening and yet blogging while Barack Hussein Obama delivers his last State of the Nation address, as any sitting President starts on his administrations successes. Watching these speeches on television over the years one thing I've noticed was a change on how the applause was on this congress. The Speaker of the House who sits by the Vice-President seem to be real serious including the Presidential Candidates Republicans on the audience. In saying this, it's the first time I've noticed there were not applauding when the rest are. Over the years as a gesture I remember everyone was applauding or standing.
The President touched a lot of points from the Economy, Unemployment, Auto Industry, HIV-Aids to even Cuba and Bin Laden. Although such audience gesture might indicate agree or disagree, we should looked at the facts of Obama's case. First and foremost he was the first sitting minority as President, he started with one of the hardest part - A Recession, a post Iraq invasion and a climate to redeem trust in the Presidency.
I do want to note the differentiation of then Senator to President Elect Obama as a political figure transcending to a realist commoner leader. From depending Social Security towards his fourth talking point about the future moving forward. Democracy he said goes into a haul distinguishes the difference of the rich and poor reminiscing his greatest frustration.
I remember in my year as APEC Youth Representative and the last year of Bill Clinton's Presidency, the similarity of both siting Presidents is this transformation of the true reality of what's going on in America.
Even as a private citizen openly active in youth and political affairs then and now as middle age, you start off with all the ideals that you want to accomplish and over time you augment things, you learn, deviate, mature and transcend your vision towards the real time factors and prevailing conditions.
One ideology I'm proud of is when we started ADLE International in 1998 with the vision of affordability we have endured this vision 18 years after. It's because more than ever what I've seen is that Obama's disparity on the gap between rich and poor really affects a lot of students. This is why till this day we have special promotional prices for textbooks, etc..
Do we make money on this special deals, not really but it's about the vision and mission of what we started and Entrepreneurship is a long development process which one should be looking at the long term results, customer loyalty, fulfillment and brand recognition.
As I finish writing this, Obama has just ended his farewell Sate of the Nation. My take, regardless on how history writes about Obama, a salute to a visionary realist the greatest minority President the United States ever had.