With the last few years of President Obama's tenure in the White House, I'm hoping--big time--that he'll take at least a few important, rather monumental moments and make big, important, forward-thinking stances and speeches, taking on issues of peace and education and committing to people.
They should be times and places that commit the nation to, if anything, fighting the corporatization of nations and the world and a re-commitment to people and health care and education and everything good the people need, not just the wealthy and corporations.
He should propose, first, that the US cut its national, federal spending on the Department of Defense greatly and then further propose that the world recommit itself to helping people, instead of fighting wars, for one. It would be a terrific way to both lead as well as earn that Nobel Peace Prize he already won at the beginning of his Presidency.
Let's hope he seizes these last moments he has on the world stage.
This date, above, is, I think, one such time and place.