An oath to office, a commitment to do better, why were half as many people present for the second inauguration as it was for the first? What about the call to seize this moment together?
We got what we wanted and we're better prepared to celebrate and support inauguration 2013, but what happened? Did we let ourselves down? What about "a bolder leadership style"?
Here I go with this "they se", but I understand one million people gathered for the 2008 presidential inauguration and only 500,000 or so gathered for the 2012 inauguration??? Though it is the second largest gathering, are we making a bolder statement?
Well, if President Obama did such a good job and was clever enough to be reelected isn't that cause for greater celebration? Have we accepted the reality of the political divisions and know the President will prevail on his own terms?
Is it because we're economically and socially worse off or better off? Is it because we had a better choice? Is it because we're only excited about something new?
2008 was aspirational and hopes for a change. 2013 will be more frustrating and requires a different style of leadership.
Approval or disapproval, what was our message? There are reasons to set a different tone now, to cause the opposition to feel the pressure from "us". We're being called upon to pressure his opponents to compromise, in order to get our country moving. Do you fully understand that?
No more "compromising" but "(((FOLLOW ME)))". Follow me is an old infantry slogan, phrase... meaning "I am ready for battle".
Our struggle is not complete until we are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we're created equal the love we share must be equal as well.
(((your inner voice.com)))