The Inauguration of Barack Obama

In my lifetime I have never seen such anticipation for a political event as the inauguration and address of Barack Obama. I for one did not vote for Obama, nor do I agree with a lot of what he stands for, but I to was eager to see how today was going to go. Having to work today made it a bit more difficult to watch but never the less we were allowed to stream the address to our computers, and that is exactly what I did. I think the whole process of having one president leave and another take office is really intriguing. I mean the fluid transition of power is really remarkable and is always thrilling to watch each and every time it happens.

Was anyone else a bit underwhelmed by his speech? I know I was expecting it to be one of his best and I would say it was more of the middle of the road. He stumbled big time when taking the oath which was kind of awkward and his speech to me was a let down. I was expecting some major one liners that would be echoed through the history books but there was nothing like that today. My streaming solution to not having a TV at work worked out for a little while but about every few minutes I would loose connection which was kind of a bummer. All in all it was not all as inspirational or as emotional as I thought it would be.

Regardless of what I thought of his speech, his policies, or anything else, I am proud to be able to say I was alive to see the first African American President of the United States.