Like you, Guy and Marylin, I was glued to the TV all day till at least midnight. In fact from 5 a.m. I was watching already. I must say I was to chicken to brave the cold. My daughter did go but, there is no way i would in this weather.
Anyway, like many others, I never thought I would see such a momentous event occur so early. Even though much remains to be done, great history was made yesterday.
Yes Leonel, I agree it was a real great speech adapted to the current situation. However, I do not know if you listened to CNN yesterday. This commentator, Jeffrey Tubin, got trounced by another commentator for what he said. It is incredible that he said that he found the speech rather ordinary and with no theme? Why because, according to him, it had no "memorable line". Therefore, this is a speech which would be quickly forgotten. My mouth dropped when I heard that. This is the criteria that he, a former prosecutor, used to evaluate the inaugural speech. Incredible! His colleague on the show totally disagreed and destroyed his dumb argument by pointing out to the substantial issues Obama had covered in the speech.
Now that we have President Obama, the real work begins. I hope he will remain as focused and vigilant as he says, because the task at hand will require that.
I remain absolutely amazed that one man can provoke such powerful emotions from all part of the world, from all kinds of races. Guy, if you can find find the speech, could you post it on the forum? That way, we would be able to make more detailed comments of different sections. What do you think?