This rendition by Kelly Clarkson brought me to tears.
This entire Inauguration Day has been memorable, touching, heartfelt, exciting, and-- wait for it-- even progressive. The president gave a wonderful speech which included a few firsts, very welcome firsts.
And the day isn't even over yet.
And Kelly Clarkson should be proud. She nailed it.
He nailed it. This was an amazing Inauguration Day.
"This is one of the most progressive speeches President Obama has ever given."
Via my inbox:
I just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president for four more years.
Thank you for making this possible. It's an honor to be your president.
Now it's time to finish what we started -- let's get going.
I took a few screen grabs toward the end of the ceremony. These are in reverse chronological order:
ADDED: Here's the video:
"I want to take a look one more time," Obama said, lingering for a few short moments to savor the view as the crowd shuffled past him. "I'll never see this again."
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