I sat down and watched this tonight. I was blown away by your president’s speech.
Back in 2008, although I had visited the US twice before, I had a really slanted view of Americans. I (wrongly) saw them as a bunch of loud-mouthed, obese, greedy people. Now I know how wrong I was. What I saw at the time were Republicans. They were not true Americans.
Through Mudflats and Palingates and Politicalgates and even my own blog, I have made so many friends. I’m glad I didn’t listen to my kids when they told me to not make friends on the internet because the very people I gravitated towards were the concerned American citizens that President Obama was talking about last night.
It is 2016 now. I have been to France, England and the US a number of times to see my buddies.
My husband asked me recently why I kept going back. He likes to hike up mountains in France and Africa and couldn’t understand my love affair with the the US.
My answer to him – it is the people.
You go America!