President Barack Obama takes the reins of a nation diminished in prosperity, morale, and reputation. The hope and change he promises have inspired most Americans and nearly all of the news media to rally behind him. His youth and his being the first black President add to his aura. Rarely, if ever, has a President entered office with so much political wind at his back. These high expectations give him immense political capital, but also present high risks.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
ENPR: Obama Takes Office With Immense Political Capital
The first Evans-Novak Political Report of the Obama years: