Though I thoroughly understand the questionability of the choice of Rick Warren to give the inaugural invocation, I also think that it’s an extremely brave move on Obama’s part. Obama appears to be a more highly-evolved individual than any other president in my lifetime. Of course the proof will be in the pudding and we’ll see how his term plays out, but so far he has made choices that seem to be about unity and finding the common ground instead of focusing on the differences we hold. In other words, Obama may end up being successful at bringing Americans together and teaching tolerance by example. I’m sure that’s a threatening notion for many, but I find it to be exciting and a personal challenge for me to live up to. Is it possible we may have a president that is both a politician AND a positive role-model?