The Washington Times - January 20, 2009, 11:51PM

The Biden home state ball was a much less glamorous affair than the Neighborhood Ball, with a cover band to warm things up for the Obamas, playing “Love Shack.”

At 11:03 p.m., the Obamas arrived to yet another electric reception. Among POTUS’ brief remarks:

“This has been an extraordinary day. It has been extraordinary because of you. You got us here.  We are responsible to you. We are accountable to you. We are grateful to you not only for the trust you’ve bestowed but also for a guy named Joe Biden.”

He talked about the challenges that he talked about in his speech, and someone yelled, “You can help us.”

He said that looking out on the massive crowd today, he was “reminded of the power and the force of the country when people are united.”

After a brief dance to “At Last” this time played by the Marine Band, POTUS and FLOTUS were out after a brief goodbye from POTUS: “Have a wonderful night. Let’s go change America.”

Jon Ward, The Washington Times

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