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I'm -- here at Wilmington Delaware where it in within the next hour we expect the president elect and the vice president elect.
To take -- -- stage and to address the crowds we're gonna take those remarks live.
This is history in the making folks you will not miss a moment here on fox.
And as we prepare to swear in our 44 president we have been here in an awful lot about our sixteenth president Abraham Lincoln avenue.
Not only because the 200 anniversary of Lincoln's birth is coming up next month.
But also because our president elect cannot seem to stop talking about him.
-- Rosen is live in Washington James.
There does not seem to be any doubt about mr.
Obama's fascination -- Abraham Lincoln does it reach the level outlook section.
I would go farther than that -- I would say that it reaches the level of a kind of a presidential man crush.
And because I am I'm discussing presidential history today you'll note that I that I wore tweed.
-- outlook we have heard so much about Abraham Lincoln from Barack Obama.
It didn't take us very long to find it we didn't have to try very hard but we found about five references two Lincoln.
That Obama mr.
Obama made on the campaign trail this past year including provoking applause in Eugene Oregon -- one point just by saying let's give it up for Abraham Lincoln love that guy.
You're looking right now at some still photographs that were taken -- around the time of Lincoln's inauguration by Morton Kondracke there.
He thought that the actual train.
All of that Lincoln used that and that is the model for the train ride that the president elect Obama is undergoing that's the state of the capitol building as it existed on the day.
That Lincoln was sworn in an 1861 so just to recap.
Obama launched his campaign for the presidency in 2007.
Up from the old state house in Springfield Illinois and reference link in there.
He is making this inaugural train ride and he's also.
Using the very Bible that Abraham Lincoln you -- at his inaugural it's it's pretty pronounced.
So I mean everybody loves Lincoln James and he's one of the the most respected presidents have not been most respected we've ever had so.
Is that why our 44 president is so keen on him.
He's a safe choice of a lot of president -- Megan and it's sort of akin to asking a politician who their favorite beatle is they -- almost invariably will say John Lennon it's the safe choice.
But there it goes beyond that of course there's a certain surface level similarity between the two men have both lanky -- -- both from the little -- both lawyers the both literate bestselling authors we spoke to one Lincoln historian indeed someone who has written.
Well over thirty books about Lincoln and the civil war he explained perhaps the most profound resonance between these human.
Barack Obama is very serious about the notion that this event his inauguration.
In the sense.
It takes a giant stride toward completing the unfinished work.
That Abraham Lincoln spoke about at Gettysburg.
It's no accident that he's dedicated his inauguration -- that other phrase from the Gettysburg address in new birth of freedom.
This is the completion of a promise to live up to the ideals of the that declaration of independence.
Indeed -- so as we talk so much about the first post racial candidate in the first post racial president.
Are we still -- first must take account of race and that's why Lincoln element is so strong in this inaugural -- Bop its citizenry have won this -- gets a little bit latest James Rosen thank you very much -- look gray -- James hot.
You do that hey we called -- a miracle on.
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