U.S President Barack Obama gives his inaugural address during his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON -- Senior adviser Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama's inaugural address today will seek to show that "we're going to move beyond what has paralyzed this town for so long."
Appearing on "CBS This Morning," Gibbs says Obama wants members of both parties to "lay aside their partisanship" to solve protracted problems like the budget, taxes and spending, gun violence, and immigration. Gibbs, who formerly was Obama's press secretary, said the president will tell the country that much is possible "if we sit down long enough and work together and talk together."
Gibbs says he thinks Obama "understands the moment that he and the country are in, and is anxious to get started."
Aides say Obama's remarks will broadly lay out his vision for the country's future, with more specifics in the State of the Union speech next month.
The Associated Press