Tuesday, January 20, 2009


In the most symbolic image I've seen from this historic day, President Bush leaves out on the Presidential helicopter while President Obama, Vice-President Biden and their wives wave goodbye.

No matter what your politics or who you voted for, today is a day of optimism and hope.

A moment to think about what COULD be, not what is.

As I watched more news coverage today than I have COMBINED over the last 6+ years, I was amazed at the throngs of people who braved the cold and the crowds. If I'd been there I'm pretty sure they would have found me on the banks of the Potomac, curled up in the fetal position and chanting "make them all go away".

I'm paraphrasing a friend of mine who didn't vote for Obama, but did say this. A black man is the President of the United States of America. And I know God is smiling right now about that very fact.

Forget politics. Forget Republican and Democrat.

For one day, let's all celebrate the history we witnessed today.

God Bless America.


Tex said...

Excellent Photo choice. Very symbolic...out with the with the new.

I chose one I took while watching....what? I didnt tell you I was there? ;)

your verification word is corkfule LOL!

Ted D said...

Tex, you weren't there.

Were you?

Tree Newt said...

You know what I think is cool (in addition to the obvious)?

It's the 44th time we've done it without incident.

THAT is amazing.

Ted D said...

Mattie, I hadn't thought of that. It really is amazing when you think of all the conflict "Free Elections" cause all over the world.

True Democracy is a beautiful thing.

Tex said...

naw...just took a picture of the computer screen while i was watching it live

Ted D said...

Wish I'd thought of doing that, Tex.

Edge of Design said...

I thought we weren't making this about a person's color of their skin though? I'm confused!

Ted D said...

Edge, his Presidency isn't. I just think it's amazing that it actually happened. And think of this; he won NC which has a horrible history of racism in it's own right.

Stacy said...

That is a really great photo; so symbolic. I celebrate the history of this day right along with you. It's a proud day for the United States.

Ted D said...

Stacy, the whole thing just blew my mind. All day.