Andrea Mitchell: Could take Years to 'Adsorb the Significance' of Obama
In recapping the Inauguration during NBC Nightly News, reporter Andrea Mitchell claimed we didn't have the intelligence or the foresight to really understand what Obama's Oath of Office meant for the country.
"It may take days or years to really absorb the significance of what happened to America today, even for those of us who were lucky enough to have a very close up front view," Mitchell declared. "His very name opening doors, as did his speech, to the rest of the world." “The mass flickering of cell phone cameras on the mall seemed like stars shining back at him," she added.
Baker noted at the time:
She also touted “the final blessing from a civil rights icon, the Reverend Joseph Lowery, changing the tones of official Washington,” but his prayer hardly saw a unified nation. In the soundbite she aired, he lectured the American people: “We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right.”