Televisions in the Denver area are tuned in for Inauguration Day coverage. Some love the pomp and circumstance of the ceremonies, some watch for the feeling of being a part of history. Many admit to watching for the styles worn by the female members of the first family while others want to listen to the speakers now that the campaigns are finally over.
No matter what reason you are following Inauguration Day events, the merging of glamour and politics may tell a lot about the next four years and the fact that the next election is never too far away for politicians.
Look for future candidates to start making their positions known immediately following the inaugural address. Use your own common sense to decide if they are forming strategies for their own campaigns or are actually taking a stand on what is best for the country.
Now that President Obama has the freedom to follow his own agenda without the worry of diminishing the chance to be re-elected, many speculate that he will feel liberated and be able to press on with his key priorities. Americans will be looking for indications on how he will use this freedom to promote his position on access to mental health services, responsible gun control measures and addressing the debt.
Women across the country are wondering if the inner circle of the President will include more women. The election brought more women to the Senate than ever before. 20 of the elected U.S. Senators were women. Will the hope that something can be done in Congress be realized? What issues will these women embrace?
Will the game of kick the can finally come to an end on the issues of the debt ceiling, Medicare and Social Security? Will this administration realize that Americans are fed up with these issues being pushed off until yet another election?
Are you watching the continuous coverage? What parts are you particularly interested in? Will you tune in later tonight for the parties?