Obama's inauguration speech, annotated

Obama's inauguration speech, annotated

There are 20 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 21, 2009, titled Obama's inauguration speech, annotated. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A great speech doesn't speak only to the audience at hand, even if that audience numbers in the billions and engulfs the globe.

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Daisy

El Paso, TX

#1 Jan 21, 2009
I think that they should put the original speech instead of peoples opinion
mario

Largo, FL

#2 Jan 21, 2009
ya
stephanie

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Jan 21, 2009
this is the best thing ever
RN_Nam

Petaluma, CA

#4 Jan 21, 2009
Is there an overweening need by, the media to repeat to us what we have already heard and explain its subtleties?
We have the WEB, and the Libraries, for those sufficiently curious to indulge in an exegesis of the President's speech.
Give us a break, already.
barth

Elmhurst, IL

#5 Jan 21, 2009
Daisy wrote:
I think that they should put the original speech instead of peoples opinion
Transcripts of the President's Inaugural speech are available in many places including:http://www.chicagotr ibune.com/news/politics/obama/ chi-obama-speech-090120,0,1085 546.story
barth

Elmhurst, IL

#6 Jan 21, 2009
"He kind of litanized the non-believers," said McKenna.

Meaning? Inserted non-believers into an authorized list of legitimate persons?
Dennis

Salem, MA

#7 Jan 21, 2009
Here is a different way to experience the speech, as a flow:

http://www.textflows.com/ObamaInaugurationFlo...

It is slower than the speech itself, but you see the whole thing newly.

The speech was excellent.
eaglefeather

United States

#8 Jan 21, 2009
Speech name should be "Overrated". What about the stupid poem and racist prayer.
ben

Austin, TX

#9 Jan 21, 2009
All I want to know is when is he going to take away my gun, and when do we have to report to the re-education camps.
kayla

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Jan 21, 2009
i luved ur speech president obama! you will make a great president! congraulations!!!!!!!!

Since: Apr 08

Lake In The Hills, IL

#11 Jan 21, 2009
I notice that none of the Blacks are screaming racist over the "prayer". Funny how that works.

“THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL”

Since: Jan 09

USA

#12 Jan 21, 2009
Grrrrrr wrote:
I notice that none of the Blacks are screaming racist over the "prayer". Funny how that works.
WOW...someone from Chicago who didn't drink the kool-aid ;)
COOL

Since: Apr 08

Lake In The Hills, IL

#13 Jan 21, 2009
ridin shotgun wrote:
<quoted text>WOW...someone from Chicago who didn't drink the kool-aid ;)
COOL
LOL Never did like kool-aid. Not going to start now.
Dave

Orlando, FL

#14 Jan 21, 2009
Change = Communism ?
ridin shotgun wrote:
<quoted text>WOW...someone from Chicago who didn't drink the kool-aid ;)
COOL

Since: Apr 08

Lake In The Hills, IL

#15 Jan 21, 2009
L O L has been outlawed now. W T F

“THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL”

Since: Jan 09

USA

#16 Jan 21, 2009
Dave wrote:
Change = Communism ?
<quoted text>
and your question is?????
dissapointed

Orlando, FL

#17 Jan 21, 2009
Never have so many, followed blindly the press, and adored someone who has not yet even done anything!!!!!!I will wait and see what 4 years brings before I fall on my knees!!!!!
lucky pierre

Downers Grove, IL

#19 Jan 21, 2009
President Lincoln said it a whole lot better. Did President Obama every study President Lincoln's speeches in high school, college or law school?What's that? We don't know what courses he studied or where because of what? What information do we need and where can we find it? I sure would be so happy if people could help us find this information.
boris

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

#21 Jan 23, 2009
i love you obama
merlelynn

Skokie, IL

#22 Feb 14, 2009
ridin shotgun wrote:
<quoted text>WOW...someone from Chicago who didn't drink the kool-aid ;)
COOL
You can't criticize Michelle or Barry.
Makes you a racist. Sorry it seems that way, but I'm getting sick of only seeing blacks on TV surrounding him. They are not a majority...and even if they were, that would be unacceptable.

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