Students Talk About Inauguration

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Students at Marietta College are among those both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates were trying to get on their side last fall, but it appears the divisions of the so-called "red" and "blue" states know no specific age group.
"Most of my friends are still divided, and I kind of feel bad for the state of the nation, because of the state of this election," according to Samantha Spradlin. "I guess you either love or hate Bush, and I think it's really sad we can't come together to make a decision."

"I don't think he did a whole lot in his first term, to be honest about it," said student Patrick Simone. "So, I guess we'll have to see how this turns out."

Even some of the president's supporters admit his next four years may be more difficult than were the past four, but one student we spoke to is optimistic about what the next term will bring.

"He led us through the 9-11 attacks; he's been there for the nation," said student Tony Blevins. "I believe that, because of that, he'll have a lot more unity from the American people to be behind and to be for what he has planned for us in the next four years."

But as the last four years have proved, there's no expert, no pundit, indeed, no crystal ball, which can accurately forecast what challenges lay ahead for President Bush, or, for that matter, the rest of us.