"I thought he's calling for unity now, to make progress for the country," said Rosen.
Rosen says one of the biggest highlights from the President's remarks came when he addressed equal pay for women.
"Our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts," stated President Obama.
"Women are still struggling to get equal pay for men," explained Rosen. "They're paid on 77 cents for the same job that a man gets a dollar for."
Obama also touched on improving the country's sustainable energy, and for the first time in Inaugural history, gay rights were addressed.
"Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law," said the President.
While we heard many cheers and applause from spectators outside the white house, not everyone here in the Permian Basin watched with that same enthusiasm.
Rhonda Lacy, President of the Midland Republican Convention sent us this statement:
"Although it certainly would have been more beneficial and positive for Americans to be witnessing the inauguration of "a President Mitt Romney," An American Presidential Inauguration, every four years, is a testament to the wisdom and commitment of our Forefathers to provide for the American people the opportunity to take responsibility for their country and become personally involved in the political process through their vote and their volunteerism."
Some of our Big 2 Facebook fans echoed Lacy's sentiment.
Kimberly York replied, "Extremely sad day, the U.S. as we have known it is now gone! Texas Independence is our only hope!"
Wanda Turner wrote, "Didn't vote for him, and sure didn't watch. I'm wearing black today in respect for my country that I love!
But amid the negativity from some, Rosen says he's pleased with what the President had to say, and looks forward to the next 4 years.
"He was striving for the betterment of our country," said Rosen. "And I thought that it was an appropriate thing."
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