But I can appreciate the significance and historicity of the moment. It speaks volumes to the world that truly there are fewer limits to someone in this country compared to most other nations around the world. It's inaccurate to say that ANYONE can become president. But after today, it becomes accurate to say there are FEWER barriers to someone reaching that office. In my lifetime, I expect to see a female president and other non-white presidents.
Of course, ultimately Obama will be judged by the content of his administration, not the color of his skin. It's a remarkable day today. I just pray that Obama is able to become the kind of president we need. I fear our last two presidents (Clinton and Bush43) may have been the kinds of president we DESERVED. I pray for change in many ways.
- A taxi accidentally got in the middle of the motorcade for one of FDR's inaugurations
- The Senate will be voting (already) on some of Obama's Cabinet nominations this afternoon
- This is the first time in US history when a Chief Justice will be swear in a president who voted against his nomination (Obama voted against John Roberts' nomination to the High Court)
- All of the living former presidents are there at the inauguration
The "Biden Blunder" will be fascinating to watch unfold in the weeks ahead.
Who's the public address announcer for the live stuff at the Capitol? He has an awesome voice.