I have always been free to write my stories and share them at will. This is one of the things that make me happy in my life. I love being with my wife and going about my life and am thankful for every day. I’m just an average American. But then things start to creep in. On the wall at work, I still have the original double page newspaper printing (picture) of Obama being sworn in. It’s yellow and starting to fray at the edges. For me, it had nothing to do with politics. It just felt good to have a change, a different color. I was happy for the man. The picture isn’t something I really notice anymore. But I’m seeing how it is once again catching people’s attention. In the earlier days, people would have moderate statements. Some were enthusiastic, some were pessimistic. But for the most part, it was a wait and see approach. For the last two years, it has been awfully quiet. But Friday, December 9, a customer came in and made the comment: “I would draw a mustache on him…Actually, I would tear it down.” He went on to say bad things about Obama and expressed his disproval. He then asked me, “Or do you like him?” I shrugged. “I heard those same things about George Bush.” He then mentioned something about “Yeah, but look at the economy.” I didn’t say it, but I was thinking, “Yes. 1 trillion 3 hundred billion dollars is a lot for war. It freezes government lending and impacts the economy. But what does that have to do with Obama?” Our views may have differed, but it leaves me wondering: Is that the feeling of everybody? Yes, things creep into my life. Pretty soon, it will be coffee talk. I have a feeling that picture is going to get a lot more stares as the election nears. Just for giggles, what do you think? Does Obama stand a chance?