Obama shares hopeful, inclusive vision

San Francisco Chronicle -Cindy Rugeley, a political science professor at Texas Tech University, said the speech 'reminded all of us of what he is about, who he is, and about the fundamental values of our country.'

A buoyant and confident Barack Obama took the oath of office Monday for a second term as U.S. president, predicting that a resilient nation that has endured a series of crises will emerge stronger if leaders can work together for progress on issues including gay rights and immigration reform.

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Cindy Rugeley, a political science professor at Texas Tech University, said the speech "reminded all of us of what he is about, who he is, and about the fundamental values of our country."