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Inaugural Attendees Want Tougher President in His Next Term

Supporters hopeful President Obama will do more for middle-class America.

Lisa Hightower didn’t attend President Barack Obama’s first inauguration four years ago and refused to miss this one.

Hightower, who traveled from Brooklyn, N.Y. with her children, said they wouldn’t miss this inauguration for the world. With a full plate of issues, including trying to change the nation's gun laws, Hightower said the next four years could be very trying for Obama.

“I expect our president will be challenged,” Hightower said. “This is about our future.”

Thousands of people filled the National Mall to hear the president’s inaugural address and try to snap photos of him during the parade. Some were vocal about their wish list for the president, hoping he does more to unite Democrats and Republicans while others voiced their opinions about gun laws by holding up signs.

Penny Troutner, of Baltimore, said the president’s biggest issue is dealing with Congress. She said Congress has done little to move the country forward and much to tarnish the nation’s image. Through it all, Troutner said she expects Obama to be tougher in his second term as commander-in-chief.

“I expect him to fight a little more for the people,” Troutner said. “I see that he will with the gun control debate.”

Read the president's full remarks here.

What are your expectations for President Obama in his second term? Tell us in the comments section below.

Liberty Belle January 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM
And the voters who voted the Republican's in to take control of the House did so to stop Obama's agenda. So what we are going to have for the next 4 years will pretty much ditto the last 4 years. Maybe the US Senate works for Obama but the House works for the people. Our wishes come first. They are our voices, they speak for us. If they don't do what they are told to do they know in 2014 they will be fired by us.
Liberty Belle January 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Obama can whine,cry and complain all he wants how the House is holding his agenda up in the air....but they were voted in to do just that. The will of the people speaks.

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