I do have a correction to make from yesterday’s post, however. I said that 43 men before Obama had taken the Oath of office, but that is inaccurate. Obama is indeed the 44th President of the United States, but he is the 43rd man to take the Oath. If you’re wondering how the answer is Grover Cleveland. He was twice elected President but not to successive terms.
Now that that is out of the way, and that the inaugural day festivities are finished, our new President has a lot of work to do. Some people may have been surprised to wake up this morning and realize that they still have bills to pay, our troops are still in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the financial markets have plunged rather than surged.
You wanted this job, Mr. President. Now it’s time to get to work!