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Living Up To Expectations

Posted By Dave Goldstein On January 22, 2009 @ 10:52 am In Notebook | No Comments

Well if you’ve had your head buried in the sand or just got back from a trip to the outer reaches of space, you may have missed the news about President Obama’s inauguration [1]. Well given all of the difficulties we are facing in America today, people have high expecations [2] for President Obama and they were looking for a lot in his inaugural speech [3]. Having been in the crowd on the mall for the inauguation I can say that many people were thrilled with what he said. However, he will have a lot to live up to. So, what are the legacies of other landmark inaugural addresses? Well AARP recently took a poll on whether or not Americans have met the challenge of JFK’s inaugural address which beseeched us to “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Check out the results and let us know how you feel about it:
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[1] President Obama’s inauguration: http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/inauguration/1387538,w-obama-address-hope-inauguration-012009.article

[2] high expecations: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/60297.html

[3] inaugural speech: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090121/D95R7TIO0.html

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