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Opportunity awaits Obama

Americans woke up this morning with a new President living in the White House.
After what can only be described as the most widely covered inauguration in U.S. history, Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States, making history as the first African-American to hold the country’s highest office.
On that same day, Texas’ own George W. Bush returned to civilian life in his home state, where he’ll be living just up the road from us in Dallas.
Regardless of how you voted on Nov. 4, we hope that all of our readers will wish President Obama well as he tackles the unique challenges facing this nation. By all accounts, President Bush did everything in his power to make sure the transition went as smoothly as possible, but we also know there will be significant changes in national policy as a result of the change in leadership. Obama comes into office with huge popular support, but no honeymoon lasts forever. He will be challenged and the way in which he responds to those challenges will define his presidency.
We don’t expect to agree with all of Obama’s decisions, but we hope that he succeeds in successfully leading America forward through these difficult times. Partisanship and party in-fighting are not what our nation needs right now. Instead, we should seek common ground and compromise. Obama has the opportunity to use his mandate to make that happen.
We congratulate President Obama on his historic achievement and hope he can succeed in changing the tone in Washington for the sake of our country.

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