Obama Spider-ManTypically there will only be one Star of the Month post, but I would be remiss if I did not give a special shout out to President-Elect Barack Obama this month because so much of what is going on right now revolves around him, his family and his impending presidency. 

I wrote about President-Elect Obama previously in my post Yes We Can?, so I won’t say the same things in this post.  I just want to give credit where credit is due and Obama is indeed every bit the star.  Not everyone gets a special issue comic book!  But let us not forget that Obama is also just a regular joe.  Yes, he is Clark Kent AND Superman! Or rather Peter Parker AND Spider-Man!

I read earlier that President-Elect Obama has to get rid of his Blackberry and he’s dreading losing his electronic lifeline.  That’s a regular joe issue and I can relate!  It took me a little while to get used to my Blackberry after previously owning a couple of Palm Treos, but now I can’t imagine not having it.  Barack Obama, the man, deals with all types of regular joe issues – trying to quit smoking, being a husband and father, staying healthy & fit, the list goes on.  That’s part of what makes Obama such a great politician: he moves seamlessly between Congress and constituency.  You can look up to him but you can also imagine hanging out with him. And you  never see him sweat.  He is a strong, intelligent, accomplished – a REAL Superhero.

I’m looking forward to seeing how things change politically, socially, fiscally, locally, etc. with the entrée of Barack Obama and his fabulous First Lady, Michelle, onto the landscape.   Welcome to DC!!!