Perhaps it’s just me, but I’ve noticed a lot of people calling Barack Obama “our 44th President,” and I don’t remember this happening after other elections. President Bush was called President-Elect, and I wasn’t old enough to remember 1992, but from searches on the Internet, there weren’t a lot of people labelling him President before January (granted, there were no blogs back then). I’ve seen all over the Internet blogs rejoicing about Barack Obama being our 44th President. I’ve seen t-shirts with the seal with the label “44th President of the United States of America.” I will say that the media has done a good job in calling him “President-Elect” and not calling him the 44th President.
But, folks, Barack Obama is not our 44th President. We don’t have a 44th President. And we won’t have one until January 20that 12:00 P.M. EST. And even then, that may or may not be Barack Obama. Who know what could happen between now and then. We could find out that he and his campaign committed massive election fraud and actually lost the election. He could be convicted of a crime and wind up in prison.
Do I think that any of these things will happen? No. I think Senator Obama WILL be our 44th President, but the fact is, he’s not our 44th President yet, because there is no 44th President!
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