Barack Obama will be sworn into office with the same Bible that Abraham Lincoln used for his first inauguration in 1861.
The move further extends the parallels that Mr. Obama has drawn with Lincoln since he announced his candidacy for president in February 2007 in Springfield, Ill.
I know kumbaya sounds corny, but he is our kumbaya president. He does not like drama, fighting, in-fighting, etc. He is fine with disagreeing, but looks for common ground.
This will be the first time an incoming president has used Lincoln’s Bible, which is part of the collection at the Library of Congress. (New presidents are not required to swear in on a Bible, but most have done so, and most use their own family Bible.)
Whether we may agree with Obama's stance or not, it is a refreshing outlook from the eight years of Bush/Cheney dominance, which carried the attitude of "you are with us, or against us." This is what the international community has been waiting for, a president who is pragmatic, a listener, and one that many can work with.
And using Abraham Lincoln's bible is just awesome, at least to me.
Pictures of Lincoln Bible