The media, perhaps inevitably, seemed more fascinated by Beyoncé’s performance than the content of President Obama’s 2nd inaugural speech – and on a very cold day it would be surprising if many in the crowd absorbed the full flavour of his messages.
From a distance the local context is not always obvious and some commentators have noted that foreign policy did not get a mention. But what has struck home is the sense that this President can rise above the fray and understands the need for vision beyond the party politics.
Our old friend Sid is no longer around to appreciate Obama’s leadership but he would have been delighted that the american dream is still very much alive.
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