Done! Barack Hussein Obama was safely inaugurated as president of the United States of America for the 2nd time, his last - witnessed by up to 800,000 people! It was another day of days for him without doubt. Did he have any doubt? About the November campaign? Did he worry (sick) he would not make it to the inauguration? Yours truly believed (noticed) he actually did! The president and the first lady went overdrive in their drive to get American voters on board their bandwagon - to accept (once again) his "change you can believe in." In November, during the see-sawing campaign - which saw polls after polls predicting a narrow win for Barack Obama or announcing his rival narrowing or diminishing his lead - you saw a grim-faced Obama burning the mid-night oil in his quest to stave off an extremely credible challenge from former Governor Mitt Romney of the Republican, his second attempt, if I am not mistaken. You couldn't open your browsers then without coming face to face with the First Couple appealing for a second chance, so to speak. The ubiquitous ads was to the point - the First Lady poignantly asked you: "Barack asked me to ask you - are you in!" "Barack asks you: Are you in?" Of course, we're. Or he won't need a second inauguration ceremony. He would just join the rest of the former presidents and be forever escorted and protected by the Secret Service and disappeared into obscurity. I believe the credit for the success of the run for the second term largely went to the first lady's (innocuous and innocent look (face)). One look at her face and my heart melted. I changed from opposing to supporting Obama due to the First Lady. She was a real gracious lady - innocent and a breathe of fresh air wherever she went. It's hard for anyone to think of doing anything that could break her heart. And, I am sure, nothing breaks her heart more than her husband being denied the second term. But, for the record, American voters are a forgiving lot. They realized they experimented when they voted for a black man to be their president. They created history. They showed the world America is the place (the only place, may be) where one's dream can come true. All you need is an ambition. Sky is the limit. Even Obama himself is gracious. "I am glad I was born in America. Elsewhere my dream to attain such a high office would remain just that - a dream." And Obama would undoubtedly be forever grateful to the American people for making his dream come true. And for giving him a chance to serve another term. To the voters, the experiment was not that bad (as people like to think). And they are more than mindful of the American constitution. A president cannot serve but two terms. That's it. Eight years. So...the American voters - fair as they are - couldn't find it in their heart to deny the poor man another term. After all, it would be his last. As for this writer, whatever the president has done or has not done, he deserved the second term he got. During his first term I think he had done his best or as best any other president could although was stymied at every turn. Let's hope he performs even better throughout his second term.
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