I remember watching Obama’s first inauguration ceremony four years ago. It was historic and people filed into the newsroom from throughout The Free Press building to watch on our TV screens.
It was a time of hope.
There is not as much hope this time around at Obama’s public inauguration ceremony today, but quiet optimism, I would say.
I think it is significant that Obama’s swearing-in will take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrated today in the U.S.
I hope he mentions this in his speech.
King would have loved to witness a black man becoming president.
He set the gears in motion for Obama to achieve this.
How far we have come.