what is date when obama will take office as president

India
November 1, 2008 10:19am CST
Hi, Think it is almost clear that Obama will be the next president.What is the exact date he will be in office.How long will it take for the results to be announced.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I have to disagree that it is "almost clear" that Obama will be the next President. However to answer your question: "Inauguration Day is the day every four years on which the President of the United States is sworn in and takes office. The next Inauguration Day will occur on January 20, 2009." As to when the results are announced this varies, depending on when the polls close and how long it takes for each precinct to get their results reported. In the Bush/Gore race in 2000, because of voting discrepancies and the lawsuits that followed, George W. Bush was not actually declared the winner until January 6, 2001. I, for one, certainly hope that whatever the results, there is an immediate clear-cut winner. I fear that a delay such as what occurred in the 2000 election would not be a good thing for our country. This race seems to have brought out the radicals on both sides, and I fear that there might be problems in that area if there is a delay in declaring the winner.
• India
1 Nov 08
Thank you.Hope people will remember that 2000 problem.If this type of problem (financial Crisis) has occurred in India the people would have overwhelmingly voted the opposition to power .The entire blame would have been put on the ruling party.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
1 Nov 08
That is pretty much what has happened here - all the blame has been put on the Bush Administration, when the downfall of our economy has been in process for many years more than what Bush has been President. More than any President that has been in office over the years, I blame the American people for living well beyond their means and becoming dependent on credit.
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• India
1 Nov 08
You maybe right.But for us Bush seemed to be an aggressor.He has lied to everyone on the Iraq .War might have cost the exchequer.How many lives have lost.He could have avoided it.hope you agree that the problem(financial) will not solved quickly as many anticipate.I doubt that only after a new president takeover the quantum of crisis would be revealed.
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