If there are any special days in American History, it is the 20th of January when we swear in a new President to govern over our land. Every historian will tell you that NO second term of a sitting President has been a successful 4 year term. That statement in recent history is typically remembered by the human flaws in the MAN behind the title: Nixon had watergate, Reagan had the Contra Affair and Clinton had Monica - literally.
These men are human and flawed and watched under a microscope, it is a very tough lens to be viewed under.
I liked Bill Clinton, although that may surprize many of the Coffe House Crew, but he is the most likable President I have known in my 46 years of life. I respected the pure power that Reagan emitted with his very presence in a room and the strong convictions he held dear to him.
I wasn't that big a fan of George Herbert Walker Bush, his mistake of NOT marching into Bagdad while we were there during the Gulf War was traggic to his historical place in history. Yes, I am saying that listening to the United Nations was the single issue that crippled GHWB as a second term President.
The United Nations Leader is under investigations for the largest scam in the history of the world - 29 BILLIONS DOLLARS of money targetted for food for money. I don't see the need to bow to their hidden adgendas, that $29 Billion would have GREATLY been compromised if we had cleaned out the trash in Iraq 12/13 years earlier.
I wish this President (who I'm no big fan of either - but he is our President) and elected in a free and open system, so he shall get my support and prayer during these tough times ahead.
I wrote the above JUST before the swearing in
It is now 9 hours later, and I was pleased to see the parade and all events go off so smootly. I think it is wonderful that thru satelite TV people around the world get to see our swearing in ceremonies and most of the events of the day.
So, whether you like this President or not, he is ours again. Personally, I'm hoping that history has great things to say about him, it surely doesn't for his father who had a fairly poor term, minus the successful effort in the Golf War - had he only gone to Bagdad, man do I believe the world be different today!