It’s like a virus of hope spreading across the US and possibly, the world.
Call it Obama-itis.
In case you missed the mega concert last night which kicked off the inaugural party for the masses in DC, President-elect Barack Obama addressed the crowd after 90 minutes of high-energy acts such as U2, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Beyonce and Sheryl Crow.
“Welcome to this celebration of American renewal,” he said.
“In the course of our history, only a handful of generations have been asked to confront challenges as serious as the ones we face right now.”
“I stand here today as hopeful as ever that the United States of America will endure,” Obama said. “That it will prevail; that the dream of our founders will live on in our time.” Video Watch Obama address the crowd »
Guess who has an 84% approval rating.
A national poll from The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. says that President-elect Barack Obama, has an 84% approval rating on how he is handling the presidential transition. That’s up 2 points from the middle of December and up 5 points from the beginning of December. Many wonder why it isn’t higher?
Today, Obama is taking part in a community renovation project in the Washington area to honor King, the civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968. Whether it is irony or a sign, today it the federal holiday commemorating the birthday of King, who advocated peaceful resistance and equality among all races.
It’s no wonder why ther is a rise in approval rating for the President to be.
The poll also indicated that six in 10 Americans think Obama’s inauguration will be a celebration in democracy. Only four in 10 felt that way when George W. Bush was inaugurated as president eight years ago. Bush’s approval rating is around 23%- an all-time low. He should have kept quite this month to maintain his 27%.
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