Asim on NPR, discusses significance of Obama's second term

January 22, 2013

The day before President Obama’s second inauguration, Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor Jabari Asim spoke with NPR’s Steve Inskeep about the shift in how the President is viewed by voters after four years in the White House.

Asim, author of the 2010 book What Obama Means, talks about the “magic aura” as a reason that some people voted for Obama the first time, compared with why they voted for him again. “I think a lot of the same voters were motivated by much more practical concerns the second time around, even if the first time there was that aura of magic that helped to impel people to vote in his direction, ” said Asim.

Read and/or listen to the NPR interview.