What To Expect From Obama Now

America has decided. Barack Obama will be inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2009. Madeleine Brand and Alex Chadwick talk to Slate.com's chief political correspondent John Dickerson about the election results and what Americans can expect from their new president.

Having covered Obama for more than 20 months, he says, it was striking how different the atmosphere was.

"There was no humor, it was a very serious speech about the challenges we face as a country," observes Dickerson.

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