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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:43 PM

Poll: Which made you happier on Inauguration Day 4 years ago?

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I was just thinking back to when I got home from the inauguration and put on the news, and how exciting it was the first time I heard them say "President Barack Obama." And a couple minutes later, I heard them say "Former President George W. Bush." I couldn't decide which sounded better.

Which made you guys happier?
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The first time I heard them say "President Barack Obama"
12 (75%)
The first time I heard them say "Former President George W. Bush"
4 (25%)
The fact that we never had to hear them say "President John McCain"
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Reply Poll: Which made you happier on Inauguration Day 4 years ago? (Original post)
democrattotheend Dec 2012 OP
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #1
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #2
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #3
peacebird Dec 2012 #4
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #5
peacebird Dec 2012 #6
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #8
Bluenorthwest Dec 2012 #7

Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:45 PM

1. Both, but I forget which I heard first ... I think it was "President Barack Obama." n/t

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:50 PM

2. "President Barack Obama"

For many reasons, including the fact that "Former President George W. Bush" goes without saying at that point.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:52 PM

3. True, but it was nice to hear it

After hearing him referred to as "President Bush" for 8 years, it was very nice to hear him referred to as a former president. And naturally, I had waited a lot longer to hear that than to hear them say "President Barack Obama."

Still, there was something really special about the first time they said "President Barack Obama."

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:54 PM

4. Could we have "thrilled that it wasn't Prez McGrumps & VP Palin" option please?

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Response to peacebird (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:15 PM

5. You were really more excited that McCain/Palin lost

than you were about the fact that Obama became president AND Bush was no longer president?

I can add the option if you want. I guess I should have thought of that.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:39 PM

6. I was very relieved that it was NOT a republican victory, after all, bush was re-elected...

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Response to peacebird (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:44 PM

8. Technically, he wasn't "re"-elected, IMO

IMO, he was only elected once. Although I guess in 2000 he technically did win a majority, 5-4.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:42 PM

7. I tuned out after they wheeled Cheney out like the sack of garbage he is...

I did not care to take part in the elevation of Rick Warren.
It was an exclusionary event. Such events should be for all Americans, and they should not include speakers who attack specific groups of Americans. That's my opinion.

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