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 Post subject: Packing a nation's hopes, Obama rides rails to DC
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:52 pm 
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Packing a nation's hopes, Obama rides rails to DC

ABOARD THE INAUGURAL EXPRESS – Tracking Abraham Lincoln's historic path to Washington, President-elect Barack Obama launched a four-day inaugural celebration Saturday before thousands of chilled but cheering onlookers from Philadelphia to the nation's capital. He promised to bring the country "a new Declaration of Independence" — free from small thinking, prejudice and bigotry.

Obama invoked a grand heritage of American giants as he appealed "not to our easy instincts but to our better angels," an echo of Lincoln's first inaugural address. He took note of the enormous challenges that lie ahead and promised to act with "fierce urgency," a phrase often used by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Riding a vintage railcar on his whistle-stop trip to Washington, Obama carried with him the hopes of a nation weary of war, frightened of economic chaos and searching for better days. Vice President-elect Joe Biden joined the journey en route, from his home in Delaware, and spoke for many when he said he was excited and ready for Tuesday.

Then, sobered by the challenges of governing, Biden added: "I think it's Wednesday we need to be ready."


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:08 pm 
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MKCHELLE OBAMA, ALL DOLLED UP

What will Michelle wear to the inauguration? Since we still don't know the answer, here's a look back at formal wear she has donned in the past. Which one is your favorite?


I would suggest that Michelle leave the white outfit at home, or better yet, give it to a charity auction.

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