Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Very Serious Speech

This is a man who recognizes the challenges in front of him and the country, and one who recognizes that it will require sacrifice and a joint purpose for all its citizens to get back on the right path.

But it was also clear that he believes that getting back on that path is something that together we can and must do.


It is hard not to get excited by any inauguration where the reigns of power are getting handed over to the opposition party peacefully. The greatness of America is illustrated by these events, whether it be 1980, 1992, 2000 or 2008.

At least for a day all of Washington can get together and celebrate America. And we can hope that, given the challenges that face our country right now, that this feeling could last longer than a few days. (Whether we actually believe that is something else entirely.)