New collection analyzes every presidential inauguration speech

01/15/09 Mitch E. Perry
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An aide to Barack Obama told Politico yesterday that the President-elect is nearly done with preparing for his inauguration speech next Tuesday. With at least three drafts behind him, the aid says Obama is striving for a tone that’s ‘soaring but accessible, simple but inspiring, urgent but confident all at once.

Last week Obama delivered a major address on the U.S. economy that was heavy with concrete details. Earlier this week, we spoke with Terry Golway, the co editor of the new book, “Fellow Citizens: The Penguin Book of U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses”, and asked him if it was safe to assume that Obama’s inauguration speech won’t be so wonkish? (roll tape# 1o.q.”particularly memorable”)

That’s Terry Golway, co-editor of the new book, “Fellow Citizens:The Penguin Book of U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses”. Barack Obama gives his inauguration speech next Tuesday at 12 noon, and you can hear that address live here on 88.5FM .

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