Are You the Change You've Been Waiting For? (And If So, Aren't You at Least a Little Disappointed?)

You are the change you've been waiting for, declared Candidate Barack Obama.

We weren't exactly sure what that meant, so on the evening of January 19, just before Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, Reason.tv's Dan Hayes and Nick Gillespie talked with Obama supporters in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C.

Some came to throw shoes at a giant inflatable effigy of George W. Bush and some came just to take in the sounds and sights of a chilly January night.

And some talked to Reason.tv about whether they would change anything now that Obama was about to take office.

Approximately 2.30 minutes. Shot and edited by Dan Hayes.

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