Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Inauguration Of Barack Obama

Inauguration Day Schedule

Inauguration Day: January 20, 2009

Here I am watching Obama's speech

Today we have a new President, Barack Obama. He was sworn in at 12:05 PM (5 minutes late), just eight minutes after Joe Biden became our new VP. I watched CBS news coverage all morning, and I had the CNN live feed on my laptop from 10:30 - 1:00.

Barack Obama is our 44th President. In case you're living under a rock, today is special because we've just inaugurated our very first African American as the leader of the United States. Obama's campaign was one of hope. He managed to engage a younger generation in politics, and wasn't afraid to use new technologies to do so. His slogan was (still is?) "Yes We Can." He was right.

Today, President Obama's speech urged the American people to be personally responsible. He was also very clear that, while he's hopeful for the future, our country is facing many obstacles and there will be no overnight miracles:

"Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many.

They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America - they will be met. On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics."
Full speech at ABC News >>

Hey everybody, it's a new day!


Rhetro Zenberg said...

Great speech but nothing will change... for the better anyway.

BMay said...

i woke up so early, and thought "s'wonderful, s'marvelous" and then i went & bought a new american flag to fly at our house... took the last one down the day the neocons invaded iraq... love the beautiful portrait, matches the beautiful new day that has dawned for america, & the world. Yes yes yes.

Anonymous said...

Change will come. The direction of this country is on a new road.
It is a rough road, but I have faith. I can lift my head high and be proud once more.


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