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Elizabeth saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 9:36 am
EricaB/Crazy Momma saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 9:39 am
When I started working this campaign I wasn’t so sure that today would come. I hoped and I hoped and I worked and I worked but it was so very hard to envision this day.
When we lost the NH primaries that I worked so very hard in I hoped that today would come. I hoped and I hoped and I hoped and I worked and I worked…and I prayed.
When Charlie Gibson announced that Barack Obama was the next President of the United States of America…I cried. I cried and cried and cried…
We have done it. Yes we DID. Today’s the day of a new beginning.
Sorry for the rant…but TODAY is the day!
And I just want to say that Google’s spell check did not recognize “Obama” two years ago…today it did. How exciting is that?!
Domestic Goddess (in training) saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 9:41 am
Amen, Bossy. Amen.
corrie saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 10:17 am
I have been tearing up all day…
All the reports of people gathering in anticipation, it makes me so hopeful for unity and new age of harmony between all colors of people.
I am tearing up again…
anne marie in philly saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 10:20 am
ericaB – I second your rant! this is a great day for our country and the world!
now let’s all go make our world a better place!
Jennifer saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 10:29 am
It says something that the WORLD is watching and anticipating this event.
Two and a half hours to go…
Ranger saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 11:23 am
What a joyous day this is!!! Glued to the tube with tissues at hand for joyous tears !! Was in DC last week and the buzz was just amazing even then.
g saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 11:32 am
I am so thrilled! What a wonderful day!
Rachel D. saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 11:35 am
So you are glued to the tv for the rest of the day, right?
Don’t forget to feed every one including your self…
Some times it stinks living in the middle of no where.
No Take-Out, or Delivery
Lizzy saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 11:40 am
I’ve had a lump in my throat all morning: tears flowed when they showed Muhammad Ali being escorted by his wife.
This. is. so. GREAT!
furiousball saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 11:47 am
day feels… ahhh, good.
Rachel D. saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 11:53 am
Ooo Shoot I think that I may be teary…
Kinda suprised at myself.
I actually wish I was at your house today.
Today is a brand new day for this country
Cathy D saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 11:54 am
Awesome picture, awesome day. Although when we attended an Obama appearance here in Ft. Wayne, we discovered how difficult it is to take good pictures in a frenzied crowd. As my daughter-in-law said, “Wow! I got a picture of Barack Obama’s nose hairs!”
Jeri saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 12:02 pm
In tears. I wish I was watching with someone else! I’m just feelin it and it feels so good!
Kelly at The Glass Dragonfly saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 12:09 pm
It is a good day. A very good day.
RuthWells saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 12:12 pm
Oh Yes We DID!!!!
Jen saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 1:14 pm
Amaaaaaazing day. *exhale*
But Aretha’s hat scared me a little…
William saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 1:38 pm
The key to the title of your post is the the word “WE”
Reeb saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 1:44 pm
So thrilled. I’m at work (taping it all on TV at home) but at least I have a radio here. Just finished listening to PRESIDENT OBAMA’s swearing-in and speech. I’m from the South originally and this day thrills me as a former Southerner as well as all the “yes we can” hope that I’m walking in today.
Shelley saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 1:45 pm
I’ve been sitting in front of my TV in tears all morning. This is just amazing. I’m completely in awe of the history of this day, and that I got to watch it.
SherylW saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 2:00 pm
We Shall See. I hope he does well. I wish I could be a fly on the wall when he walks into the Oval Office for the first time as the actual Pres and “has that moment of the extreme reality and gravity of being President”.
Lynn in Tucson saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 2:06 pm
The O’Boyfriend has a nice ring to it and all, but don’t you think he should graduate to O’Husband? I mean, surely he’s proven himself by now?
Happy day! Happy day!
Elsewhere saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm
All the way from Amsterdam, Holland: I watched and had shivers down my spine. I loved the imperfections during the oath; made him all the more human and thus special. Congrats America!
Lea saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 3:15 pm
All you guys must be stoked. Come to think of it a lot of people here are too.
judy saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 3:22 pm
Four years ago I cried tears of anger, fear and dread for what would become of our country after 4 more years of George W. Today I cried tears of joy, hope, relief and renewal. An inspired leader who will work to pull us together to return our country to greatness. Amen to that, amen.
karen saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 3:27 pm
What a great day! I’ve never been so proud of my country as I was today.
The Cheap Chick saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 4:22 pm
This was the first time in my life I actually watched an Inauguration, and listened to the speech. And now I know why it’s such a big deal! We finally have a President that can actually form sentences that make sense and uses words found in the dictionary!
I’m proud anew of being an American, and God Bless Barack and our country.
shannon saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 4:24 pm
Beautiful day…. And a long time coming…. It is a victory for all of us – even though it’s bittersweet.
Emily saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 4:28 pm
Can I still read your blog from my bunker, since I am a raging Ron Paul follower, and becoming a socialistic state scares the living poo out of me? Cause even though I am not a fan of our new (or last) prez, I laugh at you calling him Barack O’Boyfriend. Because funny transcends political lines.
Much love and laughter,
Reeb saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 5:16 pm
Lotta cranky Republicans on my Facebook today! and a lot of graceful ones too. Interesting that the joyous O-supporters’ FB comments are pretty restrained and respectful of those others. I’m glad.
#2 EricaB, I’m disappointed to discover that my Gmail still doesn’t recognize the spelling of Obama! Dang.
#22 Lynn in Tucson, I like the ring of O’President. (Do you know my friend Sue there in Tucson, btw?)
kate saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 5:17 pm
he was brilliant.
Linda_M saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 6:53 pm
What a day! I’ve been glued to the TV since early this morning (with a few breaks to check my favorite bloggers, of course). I’ll remember this for a very long time:-)
sherry saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 7:36 pm
It’s a beautiful day! I’ve never been so happy to see Bush fly off in a helicopter. And Cheney wheeled out to his waiting limo…beyond words.
Bird on the Wire saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Eee! I just watched the inauguration speech – historic stuff… Also some pretty big promises to come through on.
JK saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 9:26 pm
Dear Bossy and All Believers in Change,
Thank you for the hard work…it paid off. God Bless America…and God Bless the world! We need all the blessings, believers and hard workers we can get!
Michelle saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 9:47 pm
And we did!
While waiting in the bus station in Kentucky to come back to New York, an older black man asked me how I felt about Obama. I said, “I’m pretty happy about him.” He said, “Really?!” and looked all incredulous.
Because I am a white girl from Kentucky.
^Evidence we still have a long way to go.
clickmom saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm
Be part of the solution, right? Go Bossy.
MAYBELLINE saysJanuary 20, 2009 at 11:52 pm
You people scare me.
Bush Babe saysJanuary 21, 2009 at 8:18 am
Your enthusiasm is reverberating, that’s for sure. I did a quick blog on the Momentous Day from across the waves… love the sentiment and talk. But waiting for the actual work and walk.
Have fun celebrating, America!
meleah rebeccah saysJanuary 21, 2009 at 10:02 pm
and YES WE DID
psjdp saysJanuary 22, 2009 at 9:08 am
I have to agree with Mabelline. I am life long (51 years) Democrat. My parents and grandparents were also. I was (am) a Hillary supporter who was forced to vote for Obama because of the alternatives. I am disgusted that our President was chosen by Oprah. Let’s face it. Had she endorsed Hillary, she would have won the primary and been elected. And let’s face it, had McCain not chosen the worst possible running mate in the history of our country, he would have won. Obama is an unqualified empty suit who speaks well and tells people what they want to hear. The fact that he is the President scares me to death. He is Jimmy Carter (I know everyone who reads this is too young to remember) all over again. In fact, his one term will probably guarantee that I will never see another Democratic President in my lifetime. Sorry; didn’t mean to ruin your fun.