Bush's Inaugural Address and the Next Four Years

In his first inaugural ceremony, Ronald Reagan declared, "Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem." Those words set the tone for the next four years. We discuss what to expect when President Bush lays out the goals for his second term.

Guests:

Peter Robinson, former speechwriter for presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush; author of How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life (Regen Books, 2003); research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Paul Glastris, former speechwriter for Bill Clinton; editor in chief of The Washington Monthly; senior fellow at the Western Policy Center.

Thurston Clarke, author of Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America(Henry Holt, 2004).

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