23 Jan 2013
In Washington on Monday, Barack Obama began his second term as president of America with an inauguration speech. John Nichols, Washington correspondent for the Nation Magazine provides some perspective on the speech. Nichols is cautiously optimistic that Obama's next four years will be different. According to Nichols, "I have never seen Barack Obama as a progressive," but Obama does respond to pressure, so progressives should listen to what the president is saying and "raise the pressure to a much higher level".
© The Real News Network.
Editor's Note: You might also be interested in "Inaugurating 2nd Term, Obama Hints at a More Progressive Domestic Agenda Than in His First 4 Years" from Democracy Now!