Back in 2009, the nation was inspired by the elevation of a mostly unknown Illinois Senator to the highest office. Millions came to DC to witness history, braving sub-freezing temperatures. And yeah, I was there myself.
This time around, things are a little different. The crowds on the Mall will still be big, but not quite as big (nor enthusiastic) as last time. Some of the sheen of the historic accomplishment has worn off. And nope, I won't be there myself this time. In fact, not only am I working on Inauguration/MLK Day, I'm actually on the road for the Day Job today. #TeamSellOut
Let's face it, is anyone as excited this time around? Maybe ya'll are. Personally, I'm so discouraged by the gridlock that has paralyzed progress in DC that whatever hope I might have had for anything of substance to happen in Obama's 2nd term has basically dissipated. No speech today can change that. Sorry for being a downer, but it is what it is.
Anyways, I'm sure some of you will be watching today anyhow (assuming you aren't on the Mall yourselves). Here's your place to chime in with your thoughts on this (still historic) day.
Question: What are your Inauguration Day thoughts?