Yesterday President Obama was sworn in as the 44th president. I thought I would share with you a few of my impressions of the past 24 hours. They said that Lyndon Johnson's inauguration had more people gathered in the mall, however the circumstances were different. Johnson succeeded Kennedy and we were in the throes of Vietnam. It was a tumultuous period of patriotism and protest. While fewer people were gathered in Washington, I suspect that the world was watching with anxious anticipation that reach far beyond the District of Columbia. Classrooms in Indonesia , gathering places in Kenya, and bars in China were glued to the television. President Obama was sworn in slightly past noon Eastern time, which is the official change of power. I was somewhat disappointed that the networks after dedicating dozens of hours to coverage throughout the day didn't repeat the speech in its entirety during prime time. Inauguration Day is a working day for most of America, particularly the
SunFyre is written by a guy in a wheelchair, thus "...words from a seated position." However, this journal isn't about being disabled. I'm a husband, father of twins, entrepreneur, author and occasional political pundit.