‘Obama’s Inaugural Address “One Of The Hardest Speeches I’ve Written,” Jon Favreau Says’

Huffington Post

January 24th, 2013 by 


In his first interview since helping write the president’s second inaugural address, Jon Favreau ‘03, director of speechwriting for the White House, sat down with Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein to discuss the challenges of writing for one of the most gifted orators in politics today.

Praised by Stein as “crisp, bold and assertive – a standout in Obama’s already rich canon of past addresses,” Favreau said that Obama’s second inaugural was one of the hardest speeches he’s written—and also one of his favorites.

“This is definitely one of my favorites that we’ve worked on together, I think,” he said. “I just think it kind of laid everything out there that he believes, that he has been fighting for the last eight years — longer — in public life, in a pretty succinct, energetic, forceful 18 minutes.”

Favreau is at work on Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address, which he says could be the last he writes inside the White House. Favreau has worked with Obama since 2005.

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Kristine Maloney.

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