Live-blogging the Inauguration

And to think, there was a point at which people were going to vote against Obama solely because of stupid things like his middle name or what church he went to. There were times when I thought he wouldn't be elected because people were convinced by stupid, hateful demagogues of lies about his heritage, his religion, his birthplace.

Sadly, we're not past that entirely, but at least it's nothing we really need to worry about.