Barack Obama is one of the best orators in political history. He knows how to emphasize certain words and give them inflection better than just about anyone.
So how will he say the controversial words “So Help Me God” after he takes the Presidential oath of office?
The Washington Post gives us a reminder of how it has been said in the past.
Harry Truman said it with dramatic half-beats between words in 1949.
Lyndon Johnson uttered it softly, almost trembling, on Air Force One in 1963.
Ronald Reagan punctuated it with a movie-star tilt of the head in 1981.
George W. Bush subtly pumped his raised hand to accent each word in 2001.
So how do you think Obama will say it?
Be descriptive — and be sure to comment before he actually says the words 🙂