I'm going to the Presidential Inauguration this month, in Washington DC, and I'd like to solicit tips and tricks to make the day go smooth for me. The last time I was in DC was 8 years ago, and it was for a day trip. What to do? What to avoid? What is security going to be like, will they have food and drink for sale, etc. If you went in 2009, what was it like? How did you survive the day?
Also, I have written both of my Senators for tickets, and have heard nothing back from them, so I'm going under the assumption that I didn't get any. Thus, I will probably be watching the ceremony on the National Mall. If I end up here, where's the best place to stand? I'm flying in from Seattle for this, I'm not missing it! [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on Jan 10, 2013 -
Assume that Barack Obama will not win a second term. What, effectively, will he do with the rest of his life? [more inside]
posted by lobbyist
on Apr 28, 2012 -
What are some good blogs or other news sources concerned solely or mostly with "what the president is doing" (politically; not what he had for breakfast)?
Basically, I'm curious about keeping up with Obama's acts as president -- orders signed, deals forged, initiatives taken, stuff like that. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar
on Jan 21, 2009 -
Are the contents of the letters from US Presidents to their successors available in the National Archives or Presidential Libraries? [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan
on Jan 21, 2009 -
A few questions about the oath of office and when the president-elect becomes president... [more inside]
posted by bchaplin
on Jan 20, 2009 -
Should I bring my 7-year-old son to see the Inauguration? Or, how much cold and crowding would you
endure to be present at a major historical event (and so your son could tell his children, "I was there.")? [more inside]
posted by underthehat
on Dec 20, 2008 -
I gather from Howard Dean's announcement today that he and the Obama People don't get along. I'm curious though how much Obama's win and the Congressional turnover are due to Dean's strategies and policies as head of the DNC. [more inside]
posted by serazin
on Nov 10, 2008 -
Was the reaction to John Kennedy being elected anything like the current world-wide wave of joy and relief to the election of Obama?
posted by LastOfHisKind
on Nov 8, 2008 -
I'm looking for news stories, blog posts, photos, video clips, mash-ups or anything else that captures the impact and emotion of Barack Obama's victory, especially on a personal level. [more inside]
posted by Jaybo
on Nov 5, 2008 -
(I think) I read somewhere recently that if Obama won, he'd be the first elected chief executive (President, PM, etc.) from a racial minority. Is that true? [more inside]
posted by brandman
on Nov 5, 2008 -
Is the world watching the United States 2008 presidential elections? Who are they routing for? [more inside]
posted by nikkorizz
on Nov 4, 2008 -
Does the fact that the betting markets still give Hillary Clinton a 1 in 55 chance of being President in 2008
, mean that that is a reasonable estimate of the chance that Obama is assassinated before the election? What else could justify those odds now?
posted by zaebiz
on Sep 1, 2008 -
I was talking about the polls in the presidential election yesterday and someone mentioned that the polls are skewed towards McCain because the polling companies only call people who still have landlines, or generally older people (I guess). She claimed this was for geographic demographic reasons. Is it true that polling companies do this and don't call cell phones?
posted by josher71
on Aug 23, 2008 -
How would I go about attending a political fund-raiser?
I'd like to attend one of those $1,000-a-plate political dinners that I keep hearing about. How do I get an invite? [more inside]
posted by purpleclover
on Jun 30, 2008 -
Barack Obama now has more than 1.5 million donors. How many donors do Clinton or McCain have? [more inside]
posted by raf
on May 6, 2008 -
I currently live overseas but am registered to vote in Texas. If I want to help Obama's campaign the most, should I vote in the 4 March Texas primary, or the 12 February Democrats Abroad primary?
posted by grouse
on Jan 22, 2008 -
If the point of a Presidential Primary is to determine how many delegates will vote for a given person in the next phase of picking a nominee, and both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama got 9 pledged delegates in New Hampshire, didn't they tie? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch
on Jan 10, 2008 -
after yesterday's speech
, recent discussions (mefi included
) have focused on the potential of illinois' barack obama and the idea that he may, in the near future, sit in the oval office.
which gets me to thinking: what's more realistic/ which will happen first in the united states: a minority president or a woman president
? [more...] [more inside]
posted by ronv
on Jul 28, 2004 -