Despite all of the hoopla going on, there is a simple beauty and elegance of Inauguration Day. Think of the course of human history and all of the various governments that have ruled the various political states around the Earth. How wonderful is it that the most powerful country in the world can peacefully hand over power from one leader to another. Think about how many monarchies have existed even with mentally retarded rulers. Think about how many dictators are still in the world where it doesn't matter how much he is hated or how much he ruins the country (*cough* Zimbabwe *cough*). The people are stuck with lousy leadership until he is killed or overthrown. We had a president who was hated by most, and in a few hours or so, he will be gone. In a few hours we will have a new leader, and life will go on for this country. If Obama drives us deeper into a hole, he will be gone in 4 years. We will then swear in someone new and we'll keep going. This is what makes America great.