Well, the Obama inauguration speech is in! Good, but not brilliant, sober, and no catchy phrases to readily remember in the future.
So, who writes all Obama's speeches? One Jon Favreau. Who?
The Guardian backgrounds the 27 year old who helps frame Obama's speeches - and the process behind it - and in relation to the inaugural address writes:
"Favreau then went away and spent weeks on research. His team interviewed historians and speech writers, studied periods of crisis, and listened to past inaugural orations. When ready, he took up residence in Starbucks in Washington and wrote the first draft. The end result will be uttered on the steps of the Capitol".