I love this image of Dr. King and President Obama: two great moments in history of two remarkable men. Congratulations, Mr. President! I think it is an awesome blessing and honor that the President will take the oath again on Monday, January 21st, using Abraham Lincoln’s bible and one of Dr. King’s bibles. The oath he took today, January 20th, was upon the bible of the First Lady’s grandmother. Tradition ~ Family ~ Love ~ Leadership
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President Obama took the Oath of Office today, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, in the Blue Room of the White House, accompanied by our lovely First Lady and beautiful First Daughters. Today’s event officially marks the beginning of his second term as our President of the United States of America.
Congratulations, Mr. President!
Congratulations, MR. PRESIDENT,
on being named the 2012 Person of the Year by Time magazine. What a man!
I am so proud of our President. He represents our country with style, dignity, grace, and humility, with a resolute, confident, and respected demeanor. He is a beloved father, a loving husband, a formidable political opponent, and a dedicated President. World leaders admire him and hold him in high regard. He was also named Person of the Year in 2008. He is a man of INTEGRITY who GENUINELY cares about America and its citizens, a man who does not waiver on his core values. Once again, Congratulations, Mr. President.
In an age of lost authority, Obama had managed to maintain his. In group after group, the voters told the researchers they believed the President was honest, lived an admirable personal life and was trying to do the right thing. “Here’s what I heard for 18 months,” Simas says. “‘I trust his values. I think he walked into the worst situation of any President in 50 years. And you know what? I am disappointed that things haven’t turned around.’ But there was always that feeling of ‘I am willing to give this guy a second shot.’” READ MORE…
America has spoken. The President has been re-elected. And he is thankful and grateful to everyone who helped in this endeavor. The fact that he took the time to visit the Obama headquarters in Chicago to offer a heartfelt and sincere thank you to the staff and volunteers speaks volumes about his character. His words of encouragement to these young people shows that he believes in them. He is the most powerful man in the United States and in the world, yet he felt it was his duty to let those who had his back know that he has theirs and he is humbled by this experience What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man!!
Keeping things moving FORWARD, I want to say how proud I am of the accomplishments President Obama and his administration have achieved thus far in his presidency. He is doing his best to make good on many of the promises/goals for the county that he laid out during his 2008 acceptance speech.
He will be the first to tell you that he is not completely satisfied with where we are. He has stated such. President Obama’s current campaign message, FORWARD, continues the momentum of HOPE and CHANGE and how far we have come since he took office. We all know that he inherited a hot mess left over from the previous administration. As President Clinton stated in his 2012 DNC speech:
“I like the argument for President Obama’s re-election a lot better. He inherited a deeply damaged economy, put a floor under the crash, began the long hard road to recovery, and laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for the innovators … President Obama started with a much weaker economy than I did. No President – not me or any of my predecessors could have repaired all the damage in just four years. But conditions are improving and if you’ll renew the President’s contract you will feel it.”
We, the people, need to grant President Obama another term as POTUS so that he can continue to lead our country. He is a President for ALL the people, not some percentage of the population. He knows we still have much to do but he also reminds us of how far we have come.
“America, I never said this journey would be easy, and I won’t promise that now. Yes, our path is harder – but it leads to a better place. Yes our road is longer – but we travel it together. We don’t turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up. We draw strength from our victories, and we learn from our mistakes, but we keep our eyes fixed on that distant horizon, knowing that Providence is with us, and that we are surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on Earth.”
President Obama encourages and embraces ALL people. Our President reminds us that, “It will be a choice between two different paths for America. A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future.” The choice truly is ours to make. We have a say in the direction our country takes by making our voices heard with our votes on November 6th. I choose to move FORWARD. Which way are you going/voting?
Listed below is the schedule for the 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates. All debates will take place from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. For details, visit the Commission on Presidential Debates site.
Visit President Obama’s site to get the facts on where he stands on the issues. www.BarackObama.com
FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Wednesday, October 3
Topic: Domestic Policy
Location: University of Denver, Denver, CO
Moderator: Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour
VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Thursday, October 11
Topic: Foreign and Domestic Policy
Location: Centre College, Danville, KY
Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News
SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Tuesday, October 16
Topic: Foreign and Domestic Policy (Town Meeting Format)
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Moderator: Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN’s State of the Union
THIRD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Monday, October 22
Topic: Foreign Policy
Location: Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator, Face the Nation