Today Barack Obama takes the oath of office and becomes our President.
I remember a wealth of presidential transitions. None came with as many emotional trappings as this one. The only one that does is the 1963 transition from John Kennedy to Lyndon Johnson, but that was such a spectacularly horrible moment in history it's not right to use it as a comparison to this moment.
I don't remember the transition from Hoover to FDR in 1932 of course but I think that's probably the last one when the hopes and fears of so many people were focused on the man becoming president.
As he takes the oath of office, Barack Obama will say a few very simple words:
"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God."
Now, if we can just give the guy a chance.
How about we wait hundred days before we start nitpicking. Or expecting miracles.
As usual, Moonrat says what I'm thinking, only better.