Wow! What a day - I think the whole world is breathing a little easier now. Lots of cheers, lots of tears, and we now have the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama. Today was definitely one of those I remember where I was when kind of days.
At my campus we set up a TV in the cafeteria for those who wanted to watch - over 200 people showed up, with overflow in another classroom, and you could hear a pin drop. Then when Barack Obama took the oath of office, spontaneous applause and cheering erupted - and we are in Canada! Perhaps the only Canadian politician who would have even come close to that reaction would have been Pierre Elliot Trudeau at the height of his popularity. There were a lot of tears around the room too - a very emotional, global impact day. For those of you who didn't get a chance to see President Obama's (that has a very nice ring to it) inauguration and address, here it is courtesy of YouTube: