Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address: What To Expect

One of the most common themes among all the presidential inaugural speeches is hope; mixed with an uplifting message on the power of God and prayer and a brighter tomorrow.  Barack Obama’s speech will probably feature his trademark “hope” but he may also issue a real challenge of responsibility, public service and sacrifice.

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The Washington Post says we should expect the “responsibility” theme full bore:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/200
9/01/18/AR2009011801517.html?hpid=topnews

From CNN:
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President-elect Barack Obama’s inaugural address is one of the most anticipated speeches in decades, with many expecting his words to be chiseled into marble some day.
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Obama aides said that the speech will last 18 to 20 minutes and that Obama will emphasize that America is entering a new area of responsibility.

He will say that America has been hurt by a “me first” mentality that has contributed to the current economic crisis, aides say, and call on individuals — as well as corporations and businesses — to take responsibility for their actions.

Obama has said he has been studying previous inaugural addresses — including President Abraham Lincoln’s and the speeches President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave as he took office amid the Great Depression.

Read the rest:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01
/19/obama.speech/index.html

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One Response to “Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address: What To Expect”

  1. smellytourist Says:

    According to Obamaniacs, when Obama talks about the power of God, it’s cool…when Palin or GWB talk about God its scary.
    http://www.smellytourist.wordpress.com

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