Greenville Man And 7 Year-Old Son Off To See Obama

A Greenville man and his 7 year-old son get the chance of a life time. A chance to see America's first African-American president sworn into office.

Maurice Jordan and his 7 year-old son were packing up and heading out to the nation's capital Sunday evening.

On Tuesday they will be among millions watching the 44th president getting sworn in.

Jordan called Congressman Walter B. Jones office and requested the tickets right after Obama won the election in November.

Jordan says Tuesday will be a great day. "...I told my little boy, we can look down the road in the history books and when they write about this we can say we were there." Jordan told WITN.


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 22, 2009 at 08:49 AM
    Coach, you and I finally agree on something, John McCain wasn't the person for the job. Although I agree that Sarah Palin's qualifications were about as thin as obuma's, she was at least only running for VP. There were qualified people out there, none were on either ticket. I did not like McCain, never have, I voted for him because he was safe. Even if he couldn't talk steady, he would act rationally using a wealth of experience. The "one" is silver tongued, but his policy positions are bad. Most of his ideas have been tried by dems before and failed. The rest is based on the flawed utopian thinking of the left. This feel good mentality that became this runaway train was obvious to me when Clinton was still leading in the polls. It was a matter of time. The media convinced the people that the breaking of this color barrier would be the culmination of the journey to a feeling of perfect goodness. Sorry, wrong reason and wrong man. We will pay for this mistake for years.
  • by Coach M Location: Rocky Mount on Jan 22, 2009 at 01:08 AM
    Tad: Once again I think you missed the point of a comment. The post by Anonymous mentioned so much more than just Obama's qualifications to be President yet you are still hung up on the 'heterosexual men tingly thing'. With me, it wasn't that President Obama made me tingle, it was that McCain made me shiver. The thought of a man that seemed so unsure of himself everytime he spoke, Palin being second in command and their views on things made me sure that I did not want them in office. I agree that President Obama lacks the experiance that McCain has. A thief and a murderer have more experiance with crime than a lawful citizen, but I wouldn't want them to be chief of police either. You are simply hung up on the fact that President Obama won and Mccain didn't. McCain took this election lightly and got burned, just as Dole did against Clinton. Outmatched and with the wrong running mate.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:58 PM
    Anonymous, obuma was not the best candidate for the job, in fact he had very few qualifications for the job. Gifted orater, three years experience running for president, thats all the qualifications he had to be president. He was elected because of his fantastic oratory skills. He had supposedly heterosexual men saying that he made them tingle in their thighs and week in the knees when he spoke. Well some of us are not as simple minded as sheep. The other reason he got elected was because of America's overwhelming desire to feel good about itself. Most Americans were swept up in the oratory and the desire to be politically correct, show their goodness, break a color barrier and feel good about their moral purity. Now a very unqualified person has biten off more than he can chew. Scraping his plan for change in staff and surrounding himself with old hands from the Clinton administration and long time hustlers from congress was a good idea. If he listens to them he will look less foolish.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2009 at 11:50 PM
    Again, African American is a nationality not a race. One could be white and be an African American. One could be hispanic and be an African American. An African American is someone that is born in Africa and then migrates to America. Just like Irish Americans and other countries that had immigrants migrate and take up roots in America. President Elect Obama did not win this election because of the Black vote and/or the Democrate vote. He won because He WAS and IS the best candidate for the position of the President of the United States. Voters across MANY races decided to cast differences aside and vote for the best man. As far as President Bush being the worst President ever, FAR from it. And as far as the essay on 'How a black man could win the election in a predominately white nation' I guess that means alot of white people voted for President Elect Obama as well. It would seem to me that His supporters would boast of his qualifications instead of his race. (continued)
  • by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2009 at 11:49 PM
    To be sure that being Black is not his best asset to being President. If you voted for President Elect Obama because he is Black then you are no better than the imbessiles that did not vote for him because he is Black. In a nation in which most of us strive to bring racial harmony to a nation in dire need, it would seem that the issues would take presidence over personal gain. Yes, I said most. The racist whites as well as the racist blacks and all other racist groups are a dieing breed. I hope that racism is the subject that my grandkids wriet an essay on. 'Racism: How it was eleminated.' And yes, I think that the white's have far more to do to cause this than any aven thought they should be the less bitter of all.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 20, 2009 at 02:27 PM
    Hopeful, I will not pray for the success of your "messiah's" agenda. I will pray for him to become a Christian for real and change his policies. Alpo, because certain segments of society have accepted behavior without standards it has become their accepted standard of behavior. They are now in the process of pushing these low moral standards on the rest of us. When you accept corrupt political machines in large cities, you devalue honesty. Keep husling, the Bible says you guys will win this round.
  • by Hopeful Location: Greenville on Jan 20, 2009 at 07:38 AM
    No matter what color OUR President is, we should all stand behind him, pray for him, and hope that he can turn this mess of an economy around. Personally, I am very proud to be living in this History. It's about time that the racial barriers have been lifted enough that a 'bi-racial' or 'black' (which ever you would like to refer to him as) has been elected as the President of the United States. I'm thrilled and look very forward to the next four years, or more.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Jan 19, 2009 at 08:33 PM
    moderators....I submitted a post before this one at 11:07 pm....why is not posted? How about you answer this...will it be posted? I noticed you will answer a lot of post but for some reason my questions always go unanswered...how one this time?
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Jan 19, 2009 at 08:07 PM
    Someone please tell me, what city in what state in the USA has clean politics? And bad mouth Obama all you like...tomorrow he will be President of the United States because we out voted you guys in droves. LOL "El Presidente"
  • by yourbama Location: yourbamas house on Jan 19, 2009 at 07:35 PM
    THANK YOU fun to me from the real world!and Anonymous please dont forget to check my spelling :)
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