Washington (CNN) - Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin notes each inauguration is moving in its own way, but only a few produce moments that are truly memorable.
"It depends upon the person and the occasion to really produce a historic inaugural speech," Goodwin said. "But the ceremony itself ... is a real tribute to the country, that a person who was the president can go out and become a private citizen (while) a new private citizen is becoming the president."
The Inauguration that shouldn't have taken place due to hanging chads is the inaugural that mattered most.
Am I the only one that doesn't want the POTUS and FLOTUS to walk? These gun nuts scare me to death when it comes to the First Family. For some reason I can't get Ted Nugent's words out of my head.....
This president needs a very strong security. Period.
With his voters in mind, Obama updates Kennedy's famous inaugural speech phrase...
"Ask not what you can do for your country - ask what your country can do for YOU."
More tax money we don't have going up on another wasteful event.