It has been a long while since I've felt so excited about politics. Of course, like Obama himself has said repeatedly, our country's woes will not be solved within a year or two. However, I'm afraid most people believe he will deliver immediate results. Looking at today's front cover page of one of the local papers made me laugh. The headline read "Obamán al Rescate" (translation: "Obama to the Rescue"). The local sentiment here in Puerto Rico is one of positivity and awe. The former because Obama is a new face and the latter because he's the first African-American president. Puerto Ricans are also expecting Obama to help the local economy, which has been officially in recession long before it was the case in the mainland.
Photo Credits: Susan Walsh/Associated Press (1st photo); Primera Hora, www.primerahora.com (2nd image)