My thoughts on the Inauguration speech:
It was good quality Obama. Lots of what he is good at.
He did what he should have in it –
some good content, some good aphorisms, a real attempt to unite and look past differences, and call for reasonable action over emotion and rhetoric.
He did lean to the left, as we both want, but that puts some fear in the right. Some of the right we can marginalize and disregard, some need to be recognized and countered rationally. Both sides need to practice what they preach – rational debate and compromise over name calling and foregone conclusions.
Let’s remember, though: W ruined the economy and world relations in his 2nd term. Clinton was impeached, Reagan – Iran-Contra, Nixon…yada yada.
I’m looking forward to the next term!