"The American tradition of transferring or reaffirming immense power... we do this in a peaceful and orderly way. There is no mob, no coup, no insurrection. This is a moment when millions stop and watch."
- Senator Lamar Alexander (R.-Tenn
"The peaceful transition of power is what will separate this country from every other country in the world."
- George Washington
"Not once at the point of a gun has someone taken power in this country."
- David Gergen, the CNN commentator