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my father was in memphis april 4th, 1968, when dr. king was assassinated. he said he felt like they were trying to kill hope in america. and then i was with my father when he was on his death bead beds in 2008, looked up and see obama and say the hope is back. there's something, we're in a country, the other thing, you know for sure, there will be a first latino president or a latina president. there will be a first gay president. a first lesbian. we're going to keep making this history. i don't want us to get used to it. i want the goose bumps every time. >> what struck me about watching that and there have been a lot of pieces on this over the last week or so, is how comfortable the president seems. you know, four years ago, he hadn't be spent a lot of time in washington. he was, you know, effectively a junior senator who became president of the united states, and there was all of this high expectation for him which his
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aides will tell you that was a problem because they could never live up to the expectations. if you look at barack obama in that picture, it was sort of like, okay, let's do this, let's get to work. i have a lot i need to do. i'm thinking about what i've got to do over the next four years. very realistic. somebody who's established a real working relationship with his vice president. and i just think it's somebody who's sort of grown into that job and is ready to cement his legacy. whether that will be able to happen or not -- if you get health care reform in your first term and maybe immigration in the second, maybe that's as transformational as anybody can expect to be. >> do you think different man than he was four years ago? >> number one, in the bigger historical context, it is now common, it was rare in our history to have successive two-term presidents. is he different? this is a validation for him personally. when he won election four years
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ago, he made history as the first african-american president, still so many, it only happened because the country was so mad at george w. bush, that any democrat would have won. it's a personal validation for barack obama. as president and as a person and as a politician. is he any different? he went through four tough years. he came into town thinking with a democratic majority thinking he could get almost anything done. his signature initiative is that health care reform. it wasn't easy. he wasn't able to get much else big done. how does he play his hand in a second term? we've seen some minor acts leading up to the bigger plays, the fiscal cliff and the negotiations. the biggest problem in washington is there is a trust deficit. republicans blame the president, the president and the democrats blame republicans for that. he's the singular leader of the country. we can all debate that. he needs to find a way to break it and start a second term. >> he joked because his drawers teenagers and want to spend less
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time with him and he may have more time to hang out with members of congress and back slap. has that been an issue? >> i don't see him spending a lot more time with members of congress. i think he brushed that aside when asked about it in a recent press conference. i think and you just had time with him, with the historians, but what i see in him is a man more confident, he's tougher, i think he's smarter politically, i think he's bolder. i'm not sure he's wiser in terms of how do you get things done in this city. that's where we'll have to let that play out. i think he may have a -- portrait of him in "the new york times" saying he's not only scarred but he has a smaller sense of what can be accomplished. he has diminished expectations of how hard it is knowing how hard it is to get things done. >> you say he's smarter politically but not wiser. how do you make the distinction? >> smarter in the sense he's playing the republicans well. and he's, as john has been pointing out, you know, his approval ratings are up. he's looking, you know, he boxed
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them in on the fiscal cliff. he got what he wanted out of that basically. he's done well with his appointme appointments. he's going to get chuck hagel approved, i think. he's going to get some victories. but i worry whether he's doing this in a way that seems host still to republicans and whether for the big -- he's going to win battles but will he win the war? is he going to lose the war by being so tough. >> david, republicans are so unpopular right now, 26% approval according to some polls, that's an advantage for this president. and he's also found a division of labor, sort of like a good marriage, who takes out the garbage. well, he has joe biden to deal with the people he doesn't want to deal with, right? >> if we look back at the end of the next year, we'll get an answer to that. kuz he get a grand bargain, significant immigration through, serious gun reform through. it's too early to judge. we don't know whether -- the republicans are parading through here at cnn today, they're all
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saying how hyper partisan he now feels to them. the country doesn't see that. he has a lot of people, as vin will tell you, a lot of people rallying, love what he's doing. >> it's remarkable too, because remember the line that was so memorable that brought -- rocketed barack obama to the forefront of the american consciousness was his 2004 speech at the democratic national convention, that there are no red states no blue states, this is the united states of america. when you think of his inaugural address, there wasn't one line that crystallized or captured the nation. from a republican perspective it would be wonderful to hear some sort of harkening of tone, some kind of outreach or olive branch to the right and unifying the country. >> at that point, remember, there was this huge fiscal crisis he was facing so he won on all this hope, and then he gets into the job and remember, he really started before he started. and he was dealing with that terrible fiscal crisis so his
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inaugural speech -- and you're right, was sort of down almost, kind of these are the challenges we face. and now he has that opportunity, as you say, to raise expectations a little bit because people's expectations -- >> does it matter what he says in the speech as opposed to what he does afterwards? >> it does you're saying. >> oh, yeah. because it sets the tone. the real issue, if he does have a new tone does he stick to it or two days later back to the wars? >> almost all these speeches do have lines and there were lines in the first speech, didn't crystallize it -- >> there was one line. >> there was that olive branch. it's a part of the tradition to do that. i do think he's a different guy. he's a different guy and i think part of it is there was a moment where even his base was getting frustrated that he was reaching out too much. we looked at his health care. we said this is romney care. republican proposal. he got beat up for it. looked at his energy policy. cap and trade that came from heritage. republican proposal. he got beat up for it. he started -- the base got very frustrated.
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you love the republicans more than you love us. i think that he had to come to jesus moment at some point in that presidency and said i'm going to stick with those who brought me. i think he's a different guy. >> more political. >> will he use that capital, the difference, to deal with -- there's a generational challenge, medicare, social security, that are -- they are the binding on any president to get things done because of the financial impact of the country. clinton tried to do them. he had the best economy in a generation, that was the time to get them durngs the lewinsky scandal came along. bush tried to do them, iraq war and then katrina. he couldn't get it done. will this president seize this moment and tries to do medicare and social security, his vice president say i want to run for president. >> he will be more successful because he's tougher. there's danger and frankly david gergen, wrote a great piece on called obama 2.0, really goes through it. there are dangers but he's going to be more successful because he's tougher. i think republicans respect him more as a tougher negotiator.
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>> what about democrats? >> he's got problems. >> here's my question to you which is, you've gottlieb brawl it democrats and the fiscal test is going to be all of these issues coming up on how you cut spending, what you do to the military, mine all of this stuff coming up. if the president says, i want a grand bargain and we've got to cut medicare as part of a big deal, where -- is he going to say to his own party, sorry, guys? >> he will say that and i will say this, the base is tougher too. we're tougher too. >> which means what? >> hes a going to have a fight on his hands. >> there's going to be a huge difference between today's ceremony at the white house which was short and brief, and tomorrow's public inaugural events. full day of pageantry in history. cnn correspondents are stationed at every important stop along the way that the president will make tomorrow. i want to give you a preview beginning with preyanna keilar who's at the white house right now. >> hi, anderson. before all of the pomp and circumstance begins tomorrow, president obama will start his day here at the white house as
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he so often does, he'll wake up bright and early, work out, get in his presidential daily briefing on national security matters and then have a nice family breakfast before it all starts. he'll head to the church across the park from the white house, st. john's episcopal for the traditional inauguration day church service and then up to the capitol where we find dana bash. >> thanks, brianna. i am on the west front of the capitol and this is where you're going to see that iconic image of the inauguration, 24 hours from now. this platform will seat about 1600 people and it is really the hottest it ticket in town. you're going to have members of the president and vice president's family, also going to have members of the joint chiefs of staff, the supreme court, governors, senators, house members, actually hearing that some house republicans are not going to be here, even though this is traditionally a bipartisan -- actually a nonpartisan event. this is also the kind of event that draws celebrity supporters. we had james taylor concert
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effectively here, practicing to sing "america the beautiful" tomorrow, beyonce will be here as well. i want you to look down the mall to see what everybody here is going to see tomorrow. doesn't look like a lot of people now, but we expect to see 600,000 to 800,000 people filling the national mall where don lemon is right now. >> oh, yeah. and they have been patiently awaiting to get on television to talk. they said hey, those guys have been talking a long time. it's our turn to get on television, right? >> right. >> they have come from all over. my folks from dallas. >> dallas. >> where are you from? >> tennessee. >> tennessee. >> and seattle. renee, you came all the way from? >> oak ridge, tennessee. >> oak ridge, tennessee. >> this is your second time? >> it is. >> you came back in 2009. >> yes. and it was wonderful then too. >> yeah. and you're back again? >> right. >> i wouldn't miss it. >> this weather is great, correct? >> it is wonderful. a lot better than four years
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ago. >> so this was -- it was -- you saw the oath, right? >> yes. >> and you're going to come back again tomorrow? >> yes. >> yes. >> you wouldn't miss it. where are from? >> tennessee, oak ridge. >> to jim acosta standing by at the parade staging route. take it away, jim. >> thanks, don. they're getting the floats ready for tomorrow's inaugural parade. the illinois state float behind me. honoring president obama's home state of illinois and then you can hear the school of the arts, from florida, getting ready for the parade as well. we're going to be on the back of a flat bed trunk in front of the president's motorcade as he heads towards the white house and head off and stop in the reviewing seat where he will watch the parade go by where jessica yellen is waiting. i'll be the ferris bueller of the inaugural parade watching those from a good vantage point in front of the president.
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you'll have a good vantage point as well. >> let's see if he gets out of the motorcade and sings on a float like ferris. that would make headlines. he has a pretty good voice. the president will come next here, to pennsylvania avenue. this is the stretch of the parade route where we most often see the president exit the motorcade with the first lady and wave to the crowds and some crowds have started to gather here after the president finished his oath today. we'll look to see if that happens tomorrow. after the raid route moves past the white house the president and first lady will go into that reviewing stand behind me, which is the ultimate v.i.p. seating for the parade where he is joined by family members and close friends behind bulletproof glass with the presidential seal above it and a back door that gives them access straight to the north lawn letting them go in and out to the white house if they want to. i don't know, get a refreshment or beverages. and then after the parade is over, the first lady and the president will go inside.
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they can rest. the president then can change and he will cap off his night, dancing with the first lady at some inaugural balls. wolf? >> thanks very much. there will be a lot of parties today and tomorrow, a lot of celebration, a lot of happy people have come to washington, d.c. >> a lot of parties and celebration, although a scaled down affair compared to four years ago. there were ten balls the last time around. this time two balls. about 800 some,000 people expected on the national mall. last time 1.8 million people. but still, this town is getting ready to party. that's for sure. >> you have the outfit ready? yours is ready to go. >> always ready to go. as long as you're with me, i'm ready to go. >> all the excellent outfits ready to go. all these events in washington, they certainly add up to a hefty price tag. cnn's tom foreman is keeping track of how much everything will cost and who's paying. tom? >> barack obama's first
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inauguration was the biggest event in d.c. history, drawing 1.8 million people and costing approximately $130 million, according to public records. now, private donations picked up about $50 million of that. leaving taxpayers with a tab of about $80 million. so, what are we looking at this time? let's start with one of the big ticket items which is security. of course the secret service will be in charge once again, but they need a lot of help because look at all the territory they have to put under hard protection from way down here by the washington monument and the white house to way up by the capitol and there's some special needs in that area. for example, think about the parade route where the president will travel up pennsylvania avenue, passing between tens of thousands of people and probably walking part of the way. so 10,000 active military and national guard troops were used last time joined by another 8,000 police officers from 56
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agencies. no one will tell us how much this cost for security reasons. for jet fighters, boats, bikes, bomb-sniffing dogs, it won't be cheap. the facility, the wooden platform is one of the most visible structures, a new one up every four years and must support 1600 people conservatively, 284,000 pounds, the capitol hosts lunch between the president and members of congress. for the public waiting outside they're putting up portable cell phone towers because last time during the ceremony cell phone use jumped more than 1,000 % on the national mall. throw in the jumbo trons, security gates and fences, first aid stations and a lot of portable toilets. there are costs associated with public transportation. last time more than 1 million people rode on d.c.'s metro trains. 400,000 took the busses. yet all of this is expected to be smaller and somewhat less expensive than last time.
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for example, there are only going to be two official balls this time. they had a lot more the last time around. there will be no whistle stop train down from philadelphia and they won't have that great big concert down here by the lincoln memorial. that may make it somewhat cheaper, but everything out here costs money. so what is the final price tag? we can't find anybody in d.c. who will tell us or maybe even who knows. and perhaps that's no surprise, the brits still don't know for sure exactly what the queen's diamond jubilee cost last summer either and they had 60 years to get ready for that. >> smart not to add up all the numbers, just pay whatever it costs and then move on. what do you think? >> especially in this time all we're talking about in washington is cutting spending. >> what's great is the weather. >> the weather is amazing. >> how good is the weather. >> i'm overdressed right now. >> all of us are. it's sunny, beautiful. our chief meteorologist john king is standing by to give us a forecast for tomorrow, john.
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what's going on? what do we expect? >> if you're going to be the chief meteorologist, this is the day to be the scheef meteorologist. nobody can be mad at the weather man. take a look at a little inaugural history when it comes to the weather. move forward, first here, the hottest or the warmest inaugural in our history was the first ronald reagan inaugural, january 20th, 1981. it was 55 degrees. president reagan in a suit. nobody bundled up. that's a spring day the president had in january 1981. four years later he had the coldest inaugural in our history, it was 7 degrees at noon on january 21st, 1985. the sore moaneny, notice the difference, the ceremony was moved indoors. afternoon a windchill of minus 10 degrees to minus 20 degrees. a cold day for president reagan. what do we expect for president obama? we are told to expect temperature somewhere in the ballpark of 44 degrees when the president steps to the west
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front of the capitol tomorrow. as you note it is a beautiful day today. we expect another beautiful day here tomorrow. nobody's wearing overcoats. our friends on the mall here are out enjoying what we call a beach day in washington, anderson. remember four years ago we were bundled up. this feels kind of nice. >> it's beautiful here. inside -- insider is revealing the moment that changed the relationship between president obama and hillary clinton, that's coming up. we'll bring you that and for many, the most important question about the inauguration is what will the first lady wear? wasn't my first most important question but for a lot of people it is. a lot of people are interested. a few clues to share as well. another inaugural flashback. >> while each inaugural is moving in its own way, there's
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something about the continuity, the peaceful transition between presidents that really speaks to what our country is all about. >> mr. eisenhower and mr. nixon, are present at the conclusion of to one of the best transitions of power on record. >> the moment is sort of a secular religious moment because we are giving this power and transferring democratic power to a new leader. the ceremony itself is a real tribute to the country that a person who was the president, can go out and become a private citizen and a new private citizen is becoming the president. it's peaceful. and that's an extraordinary thing in the history of our world. twins. i didn't see them coming.
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what a beautiful day here in the nation's capital. tomorrow at exactly this time, 24 hours from now, the president will be getting ready to deliver his inaugural address up on capitol hill. we're going to have wall-to-wall live nonstop coverage of that every single moment of what's going on. these are historic days in the united states. now that the president has started a new term, his second term, the secretary of state, hillary clinton, is counting down to a new beginning of her own. she's leaving the obama administration in a few weeks and a job that's transformed her image. cnn's kate baldwin was allowed inside secretary clinton's world and she spoke with some of the insiders who know her best. >> this is the second home of one of the world's most iconic women and we've been granted rare access as the country's top diplomat ends an unexpected
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four-year journey working for the man with whom she once traded blows. bitter rivals yet -- >> i endorse him and throw my full support behind him. >> just as hillary clinton showed her support for president obama, obama showed his faith in clinton. >> i have no doubt that hillary clinton is the right person to lead our state department and to work with me in tackling this ambitious foreign policy agenda. >> what was hillary clinton's initial reaction when you told her, look, they're considering you as a possibility for secretary of state? >> she didn't believe it. >> fell leap is one of clinton's closest aides. >> i e-mailed her, i think it was the friday after election day, after hearing it from two reporters and i'm pretty sure her rely was something along the lines of not for a million
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reasons. >> if she was hesitant why not just say no? >> i think she did, or came awfully close. i think the president was very persuasive. >> we're delighted to welcome senator clinton, secretary of state designate. >> clinton was quickly confirmed but how would she get along with the man who defeated her campaign? could she work for him? >> everyone expected, including myself, that there would be a lot of division, a lot of secretary clinton going behind the president's back. >> was there any tension coming in between the two people at the top? >> i think everyone's been surprised. >> surprised that while secretary clinton and president obama have been separated often as she travels the world, they have maintained a unified front. >> and she has spoken of that relationship, once adversaries and now incredibly close friends. >> what was that moment that you think crystallized their
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relationship? >> they were in denmark for a climate change conference. >> obama and clinton believed china and other countries resisting a pollution standards agreement were meeting in secret. >> president obama and secretary clinton were talking kind of alone, you know, in some hallway and he said let's go. and she said, let's go. >> so they kind of barged in. >> they kind of barged in. they said hey, guys, what are you doing? >> we're here. >> what's going on here. we're here and we got the deal done. >> secretary clinton has logged just shy of a million miles as secretary of state and usually on board, cnn foreign affairs reporter aleece labbit. >> this is the press cabin where the journalists or traveling press sit. as we move forward it's
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different. >> that's where all the action takes place. a lot of communications equipment. this right here is the line of death. >> what's the line of death? >> this is where all the classified material is and so they always say to journalists can't come in because they have this classified bag, but let's cross it. >> let's cross it. >> and this is where the secretary does all of her business. this is -- >> this is her cabin. >> this is the secretary's cabin. a desk right here. and this couch right here pulls into a bed. she has phones, secure communication. she can speak to any leader anywhere. a lot of times she'll have conference calls with the white house. >> everywhere she went, clinton promoted what she calls smart power. >> smart power is using all of the resources of the united states. hillary clinton sees food security, energy security, the situation of women, human rights, these are the challenges that we're going to be meeting
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in the 21st century. >> smart power is one way clinton redefined the job. if she lacked foreign policy experience coming in, her finesse as a politician helped shape her diplomatic style. ambassador marshall is a long-time member of clinton's inner circle. >> the basic pieces of politics is getting to know people. it is listening, understanding, hearing people's issues and she is brilliant at that. >> one of her favorite pet projects, clean cook stoves, supplying women in developing countries with these cost-effective, healthier means of cooking. as for pet peeves. >> the one that i always fear the most triggering is she has a very strong reaction when someone steps on the back of her foot, back of her shoe, a flat tire. >> because people are always following her. >> people following her and around her, so it has a higher rate of occurrence.
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>> but pet projects and pet peeves are not what will define her legacy. what will accompany her in the history books are moments like capturing barack obama, the arab spring, and a terrorist attack that left four americans, including ambassador chris stevens, dead. >> oh, the benghazi situation was just personally painful for her. personally just deeply painful. she had such an amazing fondness and appreciation for the ambassador. >> lingering questions about that terrorist attack have sparked demands for accountability from members of congress, but clinton's much-anticipated testimony was put on hold due to a protracted illness. >> it wasn't just a concussion. it was a blood clot that's potentially very dangerous, in her head. how did you react to that? >> i do think of her as pretty
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indestructible. i told her jokingly that when i learned of the blood clot, i felt sorry for the blood clot. it didn't stand a chance against her. >> and clinton is back in business, rounding out her tenure, leaving the million dollar question, what's next for hillary? >> i'm not sure she knows entirely. she is entering a period that she has not experienced in a very long time. she will wake up on monday, february 4th, and not have to be anywhere she doesn't want to be. >> do you really buy that she is definitely not going to run again? in 2016? >> i learned a long time ago not to predict anything about hillary clinton. >> and her closest aides do say, they say even hillary clinton herself, they don't think actually knows definitely 2016
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or no 2016. her close aide said to me f i was sitting with him on election day 2008 and said what about secretary of state, he would have laughed in my face and said that's impossible. they've stopped looking ahead into the future. they point out she has a deep sense of duty and call to public service so we'll have to leave that one as a we'll see. >> the blood clot in the head he felt sorry for the blood clot, she was going to destroy that blood clot. what tops her agenda right now in the post-state department era? >> one is rest. i hear that from all of her close aides. even though she's not one to rest too much. she'll be back at it doing whatever she wants to do soon. also topping her post-secretary of state list, grandchildren. >> puts the presser on chelsea. back to you. >> hillary clinton's impending departure is provoking a lot of questions certainly. we talked about some of them right there. questions about the lack of women in the administration's top jobs for one.
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talk about that with her panel and also about what the expectations are whether or not hillary clinton will run for president? paul, do you think she'll run for president? >> i think fell looep is right, there's no way to know. i'm quite sure she hasn't. she'll take a look at the lay of the land, my guess is she'll probably do some nongovernmental organization work, particularly on behalf of empowering women. >> with the clinton initiative. >> perhaps part of that, perhaps separately. she's come to see around the world when women are in power everything gets better. you move forwards democracy. >> at what point would she have to decide whether or not -- >> that's the thing. >> even the vice president is 20 or 30 or 40 points behind her in the polls. >> last night the vice president announced himself as president, so he's clearly -- it's already in his mind. >> exactly. >> it's in all of their minds. she can wait minimum of a year, maybe two years, that's getting to the outside, but why not wait. the day she decides should she
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run her popularity will drop because she will be a politician again. she gets that. i know she gets it. part of the reason she's the most popular public official in america she's not political. if you want to be president you have to be a politician. >> i remember when she was a front runner last time around and that didn't serve her too well. there has been a shift in talking to people who are close to her, like you, because where they once said, no way, she's not going to do it, they're now not saying that anymore, which leads me to change my mind and believe that, in fact, she's probably going to run. >> if any politician has a loyal cohert and a loyal following it's hillary clinton. i think many of them want her to run because they've been with her so long. i think they think that's the default. hopefully she'll get there. want her to rest, take her time, make her decisions. next time is going to be an open field on both sides, republican and democrat. that last time that happened, the race started essentially in 2006, two years before '08.
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>> we could see a situation where she's running against joe biden? >> maybe. but i think the democratic field freezes until hillary clinton makes up her mind. i think that is the big chunk in there. i actually disagree, i think she's -- i just can't imagine this woman who has gone all around the world and, you know, likes the micro loans and all these -- suddenly showing up in polk county, iowa, to ask for money. it doesn't make sense to me. seems she's put a great period on her public career and now would do something a la what her husband has done. >> is there anyone in our lifetimes that has recreated their lives so many times. >> i was the a p reporter and young chelsea was there and hillary clinton out of the governor's mansion and then the first lady, very controversial, united states senator, good record there, secretary of state after losing the presidency. if her number one goal is to see
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women empowered when she looks at joe biden, martin o'malley, andrew cuomo, what's missing from the democratic field in 2016? a woman that can win it. is it irresistible. when they come to her. she wouldn't have to do much fund-raising because she's hillary clinton. getting dirty again is something unappealing when they tell you you can be the first woman president? >> yeah. listen, she emerges from this last four years as the most respected, most popular political figure in the country and she handled this at the state department extremely well. you remember when colin powell was there, and he was so popular and the george w. bush administration tried to marginalize him in a lot of ways. very difficult. this one worked out. much, much better. but it does seem to me what's new, i disagree, i think she has to decide within a year because it does freeze the race as candy said, but what's new is a question of her health. you know, all of us want her to be healthy.
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only she and her doctors know how healthy she really is. i think we'll have to wait and see. >> also, we haven't mentioned the elephant in the room, which is bill clinton. what does bill clinton want? >> he wants her to run. >> he does want her to run. he wants her to run. and remember when he ran and said you get two for one, people didn't like that, well now if she runs she says -- >> i -- i think it's a reasonable certainty. i think he may even consider converting to buddhism so he can be reincarnated so he can be president and run again. he adores her and thinks she would be a xwrr president to anybody else around. >> he has changed and become very steady around her. she has not once stepped on her shadow as secretary of state. everybody thought he would collide with her. he wants her to do good. >> he stepped on her during her campaign. didn't do it now. >> not as secretary of state. >> right. >> a lot of folks will be wondering about michele obama and what she will be wearing to the inaugural balls tomorrow
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[ male announcer ] when diarrhea hits, kaopectate stops it fast. powerful liquid relief speeds to the source. fast! [ male announcer ] stop the uh-oh fast with kaopectate. the action will move to the united states capitol tomorrow. the president will be sworn in a second time. welcome back to cnn's special coverage of the presidential inauguration. less than an hour ago, right here at the white house, the chief justice of the united states, john roberts, administered the oath of office as president barack obama began his second term. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do
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solemnly execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice, thank you so much. >> perfectly done by the president and the chief justice. i was very impressed. >> i was nervous. >> really? >> what happened four years d i'm kidding. it happened. he said, i did it. >> stop that. this time it was perfect. anderson, could not have been better. >> yeah, certainly was. we'll see it tomorrow as well. the nation's capitol is gearing up for president obama's public inauguration tomorrow and all the pomp and parties that go with it. we'll be here covering it all live for you. some people will be watching to see what michele obama will be wearing, how she'll top the
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fashion statement she made four years ago, alina cho takes a look back. >> first lady michele obama. >> when first lady michele obama walked out on stage in that memorable white gown by jason wu, overnight, the designer became a household name. >> so take me to that moment, where she walked out. >> i was screaming at the top of my lungs. that's me. >> who will be the lucky one four years later? >> it's really brilliant what she's done in keeping a secret i have to say. in the previous administrations while there was always interest in what the first lady wore, there was never this kind of red carpet moment. >> reporter: sources close to the process say what started out as a 20 designer field for the inaugural gown has whittled down to two. two designers who have a shot at worldwide fame. so who are they? likely a new york based designer and quite possibly one who is emerging versus a established. around thanksgiving, designers submit sketches.
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garments are made. there are fittings and more fittings. the gowns are actually shuttled back and forth between new york and d.c. and because these designers don't have direct access to the first lady, they have mannequins made in her likeness that live in their studios. >> some people would compare it to dressing anne hathaway at the godden globes. but it's like if you dressed every celebrity at the golden globes. it's that much exposure. >> reporter: a single appearance by the first lady in a designer's clothes is worth $14 million. tally up all of her public appearances for the year, and that's a nearly $3 billion boost to the fashion industry. take jason wu, since that moment he's designed everything from a target collection. to candles to furniture. but that's business. what will the gown look like? if the past is any guide, mrs. obama, with those famous arms, tends to favor strapless and one
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shoulder gowns fitted at the waist and color. sources say strapless is at least one option she's considering. designers are mindful this piece of clothing is not just an outfit but a piece of history too. >> you have to describe in this garment what she's feeling, the importance of the moment, i felt like betsy ross. >> reporter: this dediner gained fame after she dressed the first lady at the inauguration swearing in morning. >> i wanted to dot inauguration. >> why? >> because that's the moment that the whole world is a part of. and the whole world was watching. >> reporter: why this time. >> some people wanted to know are you going to be a part of it this time? there's nothing more important than seeing someone else have this gift in what they do with it. >> reporter: and just so we're clear, for the inauguration the first lady will not be wearing clothes off the rack. we can pretty safely say these are made to measure, one-of-a-kind, custom garments
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commissioned by the white house. but imagine the honor, one designer in contention, actually told me when he came to america more than a decade ago, he began living the american dream and he says the fact that my gown could be hanging in her closet right now at the white house, even if she doesn't wear it on inauguration night, that is still a very, very big deal. anderson? >> can change the careers of a lot of these designers. thanks so much. michele obama debuted a new hair style thursday which was also her birthday, her 49th birthday. the photo her office posted on-line, the new hair cut, very straight, i guess includes bangs. it made headlines around the world. i was surprised by -- i mean, this was everywhere, in newspapers around the world. >> it got a lot of attention. in fact, one writer from "the new york times" said, i fear this inauguration story is going to turn into not a gown story but a hair story. you know, you're asking the wrong person if asking about bangs. i'm just saying.
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>> yes. all right. alina, thanks very much. we're joined by "people" magazine style and beauty editor pamela edwards. >> we're obsessed with her. we love her. i think she looks younger too, feathery, modern. it's your birthday, new year, new term. >> do you find your readers for "people" magazine are still passionately interested in everything she does. >> absolutely. it's so accessible too. i think absolutely. >> how -- on things like the gowns how does she make those decisions? is it just her? >> it's a personal decision. she considers a couple different options. you have to go with the way you feel on the day. she recognizes the platform she holds, people will look at what she decides to do. that's why she selected jason wu who was a new kid on the block in 2009. she can lift people up with that
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choice. >> the designers are contacted in advanced and are designers making the dress for her or does she -- >> i don't know the answer to that. i can't speaks to the process of how that comes together. >> they do make them for her. what i've heard, i don't know if this is completely true, it usually comes down to two choices and the way she feels in the moment she chooses one. >> i see. interesting. >> who doesn't. >> just like the red carpet. >> i mean, you know, it's one of these -- does she try them on and say to people like i say, like do i look fat in this? how do i -- does she kind of go to the staff and say how do i look? which looks better? her decision alone? >> i mean she's a real person. she's got to wear it for the night. she's got to love how she feels. >> how do i look. >> the camera is always on her. she's aware of that. whether she's throwing on a j. crew sweater and shorts or out in a dress she knows that the world is watching. >> and the world will certainly be watching tomorrow.
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>> one of the things that's interesting to me about michele obama from the beginning when they were running for the first time around, is they used her in a way -- she had a rough start with the press but they used her in a way, here is this man he had a background unlike any president that has been there before, and he's running as a candidate, he has a name even he says, you know, everyone said you can't be president, your name is barack obama. she gave him that american family feel and she was wearing j. crew sweaters and she really was the person that introduced him to america as just another dad with a couple of kids and she's from the south side of chicago and her clothing always represented that. it doesn't do it on a night like this when people expect their first lady to like really put it on and have something special but in general her clothing has been an extension of what she has done for president obama where he is seen as aloof, she is seen as warm approachable and
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part of that is what she wears. >> i agree. she's optimistic, accessible and that does translate to her clothing choices. >> any predictions? >> i would love it if she wears like naeem khan. i want to be wowed and i'm sure she's going to deliver. >> we shall see. nearly 2 million people packed into the national mall for the first obama inauguration four years ago. we'll tell you what's expected tomorrow and how we'll use space technology to estimate the crowd. kids celebrate this inauguration weekend with the hottest musical stars around. katy perry and usher perform ahead. ♪ when you say yes ♪ you can hit me back with the number three ♪ p i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this without you. you'll never have to.
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. welcome back to cnn's coverage of the presidential inauguration, almost an hour ago, the president took the oath of office and begans his second term. you may recall four years ago there was a flub when the chief justice, john roberts, administered the oath. today it went perfectly and when he was done his daughter sasha took note. listen very carefully.
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>> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> thank you, sweetie. >> hey. >> hey. >> thank you. >> good job, dad. >> i did it. >> you didn't mess up. >> he said i did it and she said you didn't mess up. >> a nice remark. >> always giving him a little grief. i love that about her. always keeping him in check. >> he said, i did it. president obama said i did it. i was thinking chief justice roberts is the one thinking, i did it. he's the one that got blamed four years ago. >> leave it to the little one to say you didn't mess up. >> keep her father in check. >> almost a million people may jam the national mall to watch president obama's public inauguration tomorrow. we're hoping to get all of them in one dramatic picture from space. cnn's john king is over at the
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mall to show us how it will done. show us? >> wolf, this was done four years ago. there were a lot of security cameras down here at the human level but as you know, there are satellites up in space, including satellite tas will pass over the national mall and washington, d.c., and precisely the moment that the public ceremony tomorrow. this is a glais a glimpse if yon four years ago. the united states capitol. the crowd of v.i.p.s in front. come down the national mall and this may look like the grass isn't in such great shape. those are people. people here. people here. you keep coming down the mall. more people, down the mall, more people here. this is about where we are right now, our cnn booth right here at 12th street, look at the crowds and you go all the way down, going to pull it out, the washington monument, recognize that from space. the people, again, the dots up here, those are people packing, 1.8 million the estimate coun to the end of the mall and the lincoln memorial people on the steps to try to get a better vantage point. that was four years ago. satellites will pass overhead
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tomorrow and we hope quickly to be able to give you an estimate when we get those images of how many people turn out. 1.8 million four years ago. officials expecting fewer this time, somewhere in the ballpark of 500,000 to 700,000. maybe the nice weather brings out more. how do we do the crowd estimate? take these, draw a grid, go down and add and get a prepretty reliable estimate using technology from far above. >> amazing technology indeed. looking forward to seeing how many show up tomorrow. thank you. this year we want to learn from your view of the presidential inauguration as well. cnn's brook baldwin is joining us now to explain how you can be part of our coverage. brook, how can our folks be part of the coverage? >> okay. this is so fun and exciting for everyone here involved. four years ago, we were here on this very national mall. we were witnessing history, all eyes were on barack obama.
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fast forward to now, all our eyes are on you. here is the challenge we are giving not only to among us here at cnn but to all of you around the world. because this is history and we want you to help us share this history with our viewers globally. so what you need to do. if you're not on instagram, get on instagram. it's quick and easy. upload your photo. i don't care if you are at home watching, cnn and the inauguration and take a photo of yourself watching the inaugurati inauguration, right here with me on the national mall, if you are in afghanistan, take a photo of you watching inauguration, upload it to instagram, make sure you do the #cnn, we will go through these pictures. we're so excited we've gotten one photo from the two 17-year-old high school seniors from georgia. they are up here this weekend. their names are grace grill and melissa register. they're here, they're up here with a group, non-profit called the close-up foundation, they have shared their photos.
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this is their photo. as i mentioned look, we're hip here at cnn as well. i'm on instagram. i took a picture of myself here trying to give you a little behind-the-scenes look. how this works. putting on this whole show for you. my friend john berman, take a look at his instagram photo. remember hash tag #cnn. one more, i think you might recognize the hands, look at the hands, mr. magic wall, john king, with his instagram picture. but our challenge, again to you, you're watching history, we want you to share your history with us. and what's really fascinating, 2009, we got all your pictures from around the world from africa beijing, from gaza. four years instagram didn't even exist. so flash forward to now, 40 million photos uploaded each and every day, so wolf, i don't know if you're on instagram, you need to be. i know you're on the twitter. remember, instagram hash tag
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#cnn and we'll show all your pictures around the world tomorrow. >> we look forward to that, brooke. thanks very much. not all of the inaugural festivities are geared towards gaults. >> no. that's right. there was a special kids inaugural concert last night, part of the first lady's outreach to military families. we were there as well. and very big stars performed. take a look. >> welcome to the kids' inaugural. >> ladies and gentlemen, if you're ready to have a sgoogood time, rock this with us. >> come on. do the atown. ♪ do the muscle do the muscle do the muscle ♪ ♪ hey ♪ from the clap hey from the clap hey ♪ ♪ rock away >> i want to take the time to recognize our servicemen and women, the first lady and dr. jill biden for putting together an incredible event just for you guys because the youth matters.
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