Obama's Inaugural Speech: Live Thread
12:08 pm: President Barack Obama begins his inaugural speech, expected to last 20 minutes.
The full text of the speech is here.
On challenges: "Know this America, they will be met."
He acknowledges the different religions, including "non-believers." Followed by tough talk against those who need to "unclench their fist."
12:26 p.m. Speech over. We have a new President. What a relief.
This is a thread for your reactions. I'll be back tonight to cover the televised inaugural balls.
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