David Frum

01.22.13

Will a Tougher Obama Be Better?

President Barack Obama greets singer Kelly Clarkson after her performance of 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee' during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) ()

Yesterday, David joined a segment of "The Current" on CBC to discuss Obama's second term. Here's the preview, and the segment is roughly fifteen minutes. Enjoy.

Remember Barak Obama four years ago? An inaugural moment in history steeped in a new language of Hope and Change and Conciliation. Four years on, it is as if he's borrowed a phrase from one of his best-known critics: Go ahead, make my day. Despite the inaugural pomp and partying scheduled for today, this President Obama appears to be spoiling for a fight. Today, we have a panel of Washington insiders pronouncing on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly side of what is expected to be a rougher, tougher second Obama administration.