Crowds may have flocked to the National Mall to see President Obama make history in 2009, but the team behind the president’s 2013 inauguration bash later this month are bracing themselves for a ton of empty seats.
The ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won’t be the historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the Capitol o watch Obama take the oath of office.
This time, District of Columbia officials expect between 600,000 and 800,000 people for Obama’s public swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 21.
Two weeks before the big day, plenty of hotel rooms still haven’t been booked. Four years ago, some hotels sold out months in advance.
There will be just two official inaugural balls this year, both at the Washington Convention Center, rather than 10 official balls at multiple locations around town.
The pair of celebrations are the lowest number since 1953, according to the New York Post.
A political insider told the paper: ‘Some on the presidential inaugural committee are starting to seriously worry.’
I keep praying that somehow he will get the message that the other half of the country does not agree with him and did not give him a mandate to continue to degrade our country. I am also praying for the rest of the country to wake up and help stop him from his unlawful acts against the constitution.
Those are good things to pray for Gloria! I do the same thing but to tell you the truth I think Obama already knows that a good share of the country don't agree with him because I think that is why he does all of the anti American things he does! I really think he is snubbing his nose at Americans and saying I will do what I want just because you want me to do something else! Then those who support him and are blind still can't see what he is doing! To me it's as clear as a bell!!
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All need do is see how and by whom all he was raised, their affiliations, his mentors, what they were, how he admired them so, who he role modeled himself after. -Who he held in high regard. Who his friends are, who openly backs and supports him, who he invites to the WH, who he appoints for positions, and nominates for the courts, what they are. That's just starters. He has no intention, though I wish a miracle would happen, of doing anything but putting us out of business, under control.
I totally agree on that Carol. It is very clear, and has been from the start, didn't take any time for it to be clear as a bell! America was duped. I do not believe he will or has any intention ever of turning around, not ever.
Gloria, this is a guy whom people have been murdered for, not saying some past presidents haven't got their past, but this person is the one in the WH now, and his past noone can blame on GW or anyone else. Gay lovers, and David Youngs mom, one of them, knows why her son was murdered. There's another too, both execution style. Another person who didn't get the chance to testify on Obama's passports, same thing happened. I've read enough to totally believe his and Moos marriage was one of convenience for them both, not love. -And she's already proven she can lie as good as her husband-she did it to the whole world, right after he did, when he gave his campaign speech. He wasn't by his dying mother's bedside, nor did she have that big battle w/insurance. We have a guy who would lie about his own mother to the whole world to get sympathy votes. He has no class, no honor, no conscience. He has been well mentored and trained. He has nothing but disdain for America, but he sure is keeping many fooled, because it helps his move, as he would say, forward, but the people who still like him do not know what he means by moving us forward. He on the otherhand, knows exactly what he is doing and what he is moving us into, and exactly what he means by it.