Barack Obama’s inaugural speech will highlight the need for responsibility—among government, financial institutions, and the citizenry, the Washington Post reports as the incoming press secretary described what we can expect in tomorrow. “We need more responsibility and accountability, certainly, in the way our government acts,” Robert Gibbs said. And “obviously, the American people are going to have to give some.”
In his focus on personal responsibility, Obama’s speech will be reminiscent of JFK and even President Bush, who called for a “responsibility era.” Obama wrote the speech himself last weekend, Gibbs noted. Aides who have seen it say it will meet or beat high expectations for a president-elect known for his rhetorical skill.