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News Opinion Spencer on January 20, 2009 07:57 am

Innaguration Day

Most, if not all of you, are very aware of my political views so I’m not going to go into my reservations regarding Obama’s policies and proposals.  I’m also not going to look back at the last eight years to discuss the Bush administration.  I wouldn’t be changing anyone’s opinion.  Instead, I’m going to focus on the innaguration itself and the over the top coverage.

Think about it in all of your lifetimes, has the innaguration of a new President ever been covered this much?  And for what?  I understand the historical aspect of the first black President and I respect that; but it isn’t like we’re celebrating a hero coming home from war.  It’s a change of President, something that happens every four to eight years.  This isn’t any different.

Some news agencies are anticipating this far beyond what expectations should be.  A CNN reporter stated that they expect the words from this speech to be carved into marble!  He hasn’t done anything yet in his entire career, let alone anything great to start planning a monument to him.

The news is also constantly reporting that we need to rally behind Obama.  Where has this been for any other President?  You didn’t hear this before Bush in 2000, or even Clinton in 1992.  I know the media is biased, but this seems to be a giant whirlwind of supposedly objective reporters trying to be a part of history.

The bottom line is he is just a man; his race means nothing.  He hasn’t accomplished anything yet, and the expectations that have been set are going to be very hard to meet.  Of course, to the media, he can do anything (or nothing) and will meet those expectations in their mind.

One Response to “Innaguration Day”

  1. on January 22, 2009 at 8:55 pm 1. danielle said …

    While I am the exact opposite of you…not very political…and I believe the political views I do have are probably very different than yours I have to say I agree with your statement 100%. I compare it to a movie that people rave about, then you go see it and it’s just ok to you, maybe you would have enjoyed it a lot more if people didn’t make such a big deal about it in the first place. I hope to see great things from Obama, but I hope to see great things from each and every president and as a nation we should rally behind our leader if we support what he/she is doing, not because someone told us to.

    Anyway, as with every new president I am nervous but I am hopeful, I have to be I have 2 children that I want the best for in their future!

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