I can’t imagine being boxed in, hidden and protected by armed guards. Losing the freedom to come and go at will is something that the very old, and the very sick, often have to endure. But, imagine being relatively young and healthy, yet not able to ever go out alone. This is the life of the President of the United States of America. This is the life Barack Obama is already living.
The Washington Post talked with friends of Obama and asked them how he’s changed. Here are a couple of links:
Obama nourished his soul on a life of routine in Chicago, friends say. Now they hope he can find comfort in a city he has never embraced.
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, November 24, 2008; Page A01