An Astonishing Event


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By Ben Cohen

As I sit in my living room watching the inauguration of Barack Obama, I am struck by the enormous magnitude of the event – there are literally billions of people around the world overjoyed at the election of a liberal African American to the Presidency of the United States. Washington is absolutely packed with people, all there to witness history in the making. A huge proportion of the crowd is African American, and one can only imagine how incredible a day this must be.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.