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.