According to Google maps, my mother's home is 56 miles from the White House.
On a good day it's a challenging ride getting to DC from there, partly because of Baltimore traffic (although that really depends on the time of day), but mostly because of DC traffic.
My mother and sister each work in motels near their home.
Those motels are booked solid for the Obama inauguration.
Remember this next time you hear someone say that the man didn't get a mandate.