As the President is sworn in for a second term, we’re listening back to our 2006 On Point interview with then young Senator Obama.
A second inauguration today for President Barack Obama. Older and maybe wiser. Certainly a little grayer. We thought it would be fun to listen back today to our first conversation with Barack Obama.
Senator Obama. October 27, 2006. He was a younger man. He had wowed the 2004 Democratic convention.
Had just said the weekend before, for the first time, that he was considering a run for the presidency. “I don’t want to be coy,” he had said. “I have thought about the possibility.” And Obama-mania was all over the place.
This hour, On Point, listening back, to the fall of 2006.
Barack Obama, then Democratic Senator from Illinois.
This program aired on January 21, 2013.