Expectations for Barack Obama’s inauguration speech tomorrow are, apparently:

Monumental,” CNN


Great,” ABC News

“High”, Detroit Free Press

Lofty”, San Francisco Chronicle

Pressure’s on. MSNBC has even rolled out (insta-gravitas!) cursive-font’d graphics for its reporting of “The Inauguration of Barack Obama.”

So, better be good (as Malia Obama reportedly told her dad last week).

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.