Saturday, January 17, 2009

Obama Express heading for DC

President-elect Barack Obama started from Philadelphia in the morning heading to Washington DC on an historic train ride mirroring the last leg of Abraham Lincoln's inaugural journey to the nation's capital.

Obama stopped in Wilmington, Delaware and Baltimore, Maryland before boarding the chartered train to DC with Vice President-elect Joe Biden and both of their wives and families. The Obamas will stay in Blair House, the official presidential guest house, until the inauguration.

A number of balls and galas are scheduled to take place in the capital prior to the inauguration, which is expected to attract around 2 million people.

BBC News
Obama in Delaware
New York Times - 1 hour ago
Following is the prepared text of Barack Obama's remarks in Wilmington, Del., as provided by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Video: Obama's Whistle-stop Tour Makes First Stop AssociatedPress

Obama calls for 'new declaration of independence'USA Today

Seattle Post Intelligencer

All Aboard the Obama Express!
Buzz Log, CA - 34 minutes ago
by Mike Krumboltz Barack Obama will soon have the toughest job on the planet. But at least he's traveling in style for his first day at the office. ...
Obama joins list of presidents arriving by train St. Augustine Record

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

he is an amazing man!

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