SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The preparations are well underway in Washington where President Barack Obama is about to be sworn in for his second term on Monday.
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, a veteran of the political party circuit, joined us for his comments on this topic.
“It will not be as unique as the case was in 2009,” said Brown, but he said the enthusiasm level will be equal because, for the most part, the audience will be first time attendees for a presidential inauguration.”
And it’s true; the people that were there for the first Obama inauguration are not going to return like it’s a die-hard ticket event. You have to remember, the last time was the change of office that saw the end of the George W. Bush era and people, particularly in California, were ecstatic to see Bush’s exit and headed to Washington to celebrate.