Show Tracker

What you're watching

« Previous Post | Show Tracker Home | Next Post »

David Gergen says Obama's inaugural speech was not 'one for the ages'

January 20, 2009 | 10:40 am

Inaug_speech_kds9eync_200 CNN senior political analyst David Gergen sounded a bit let down by President Barack Obama's inaugural speech.

"It was not as lofty as I would have anticipated," said Gergen, noting that Obama had visited sites such as the Lincoln Memorial for inspiration. He said that while previous presidents had given inaugural speeches "speaking to the ages," Obama's speech "was speaking to this generation. It was very rooted in the here and now."

— Greg Braxton

(Photo courtesy Jeff Christensen / AP)