“Obama Summons” by Bob Borosage
January 22, 2009, 1:00am

“A man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.”

It was not the words, but this transcendent reality that evoked the tears at Barack Obama’s inauguration Tuesday. The somber eloquence of the new president, the presence of over a million people celebrating what they had done, the grace of Michele and Barack together, the infectious delight of their daughters, the relief felt in the long overdue departure of Bush and Cheney