- What is going through his head as he is walking down that long corridor before entering a crowd of millions? I was shocked at how many people were there waving flags and chanting "Obama". If I were him, I would have cried when I entered the audience. I wonder what the commentators would have said if he shed a few tears? But, no he was cool as a cucumber, poised and "humbled" (according to his speech).
- Is this more hype than is necessary? Today was a historic moment in our country and was personally moving for me and many others for sure. But, I wonder how much this moment in time is worth all of the hoopla and millions of $$ that are spent on the transfer of power. Maybe it is... maybe it isn't...
- What are people expecting from him? Do the commentators dictate what we expect? Are individuals putting their hopes and dreams too much in the hands of one man or one administration? Is his ability to paint a positive vision for our country something that can truly catch on on the individual level? What will this take? What is going to happen when the honey moon period is over?
- I went to whitehouse.gov and found a page with the past presidents. I scrolled through the pictures and read a couple of the bios. It was interesting to see what had been the climate of some of those who have come before us. Some presidents were only in office for a few months or a year and others for 10+ years. Each making difficult decisions, each having people claim various truths and myths about them. Each of them simply men.
Did you have anything that struck you from the chain of events today?