Yesterday, at Midday Eastern Standard Time, one Barack Hussein Obama (announced to the jubilant crowd as "Barack H. Obama") took the oath of office and became the 44th President of the United States. Two million people attended the ceremony and many of them cried.
What has BHO done to merit this adulation? Nothing of course. He has never run so much as a whelk stall (as we say in the UK.)
The only undeniably good thing about him is that he isn't George "W" Bush.
However crowd hysteria has promoted him to the rank of a new Nelson Mandela. For here on there can only be disappointment.