Obama InaugurationThe newly sworn 44th President of the United States dances his first of the seven during the Neighborhood Ball with wife, Michelle. They danced sweetly in the tune of ‘At Last’ performed by Beyonce off-stage. The President is in white tie while the first lady graces a one-shoulder, floor-length shimmering white gown by New York designer Jason Wu. You could tell by the way they doted on each other how affectionate they are and what kind of unison they have. This ball they are attending is just one of the ten they pledge to go.
Obama Inauguration Home States Ball
The President, before started dancing, had even asked the celebrity and supporter attendeed how good his wife looks. That was typically Obama, always showing affection publicly to his wife by words or by action. There was even a time when he pulled the first lady closer, wrapped her with his arms, and locked his fingers together at the small of her back. At that time, it seems to the audience that they are violating some intimate moment but decided it was a lovely sight. A moment later, the President cut loose to Stevie Wonder’s ‘Sign, Sealed, Delivered’, a song played in the two years of his campaign across the USA. This song was performed by Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Faith Hill, and Mariah Carey together with its real performer.

All these are happening while at the Commander in Chief Ball, Vice President Joe Biden is saluting the nation’s men and women in the army. He addressed all those present in the ball that he is not looking forward for his moment in the spotlight. What he meant is that he is not dreaming of standing in the dance floor for a minute of dancing with all the people’s eye riveted on him and his wife.

usDays before the 16th President of the United State Abraham Lincoln’s 200th anniversary of birth, President Barack Obama will swear before millions of Americans and allies to be the 44th leader of the most powerful nation in the world. As a great fan of the Lincoln, Obama themed his inaugural speech from Gettysburg Address ‘A new Birth of Freedom’.

From Lincoln’s speech:

The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

It seems a great coincidence, Obama giving his inaugural speech days before his idol ex-Presidents birthday at a distance where his memorial and immortal words are scribed. I think this is actually a moment for the new President who in his early age has been looking forward to be where he is now. And it will also be a great moment for us, indeed! We who never thought that when this time comes we will be led by a black president to a democratic rebirth!