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Listening Back To Our 2006 Interview With Barack Obama

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.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in his office on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in Washington. (AP)

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in his office on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in Washington. (AP)

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.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guest

Barack Obama, then Democratic Senator from Illinois.

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