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CNN\'s Dana Davidsen

(CNN) -- As the hours wind down to President Barack Obama's inaugural address, the White House says they see Monday's remarks as one in a series of speeches laying out the president's vision for his second term that started with his victory on election night.

The tone of Obama's inaugural address will be "hopeful," White House senior adviser David Plouffe told CNN's chief political correspondent Candy Crowley from the National Mall in Washington.

"What he's going to do is remind the country that our founding principles and values still can guide us in a changing and modern world," he said Sunday appearing on CNN's "State of the Union." CNN reported as of Saturday the president was still working on his inaugural address, according to a source with knowledge of the president's speech.

Vice President Joseph Biden was sworn in Sunday morning and the U.S. Constitution mandates that Obama be sworn in before noon after which his second term will begin. The inaugural parade and the president's speech on West Front of the Capitol after ceremonially taking the oath of office will happen Monday.

"He's going to talk about the fact that our political system doesn't require us to resolve all of our disputes or settle all of our differences but it doesn't compel us to act where there shouldn't and is common ground. He's going to make that point very clearly."

Plouffe underscored that Obama's State of the Union address, to take place February 12, will present a more specific "blueprint" of the next four years.

Asked by Crowley if bipartisanship had slipped from the administration's focus since the election considering the sharp rhetoric over issues like raising the debt ceiling and gun legislation in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, Plouffe pushed back.

"Our point was that we are trying to enlist the American people in these debates. The only way change is really going to happen and we really make progress is for the American people - it's one of the lessons of the first term - they need to be involved at the center of this and pushing here," he said.

"The barrier is there are factions here in Congress, Republicans in Congress, that are out of the main stream so we need to bring the American people into these debates."

As for what's next for Plouffe, who managed the president's successful 2008 presidential campaign, the White House adviser said he's just focused on this week.

"Six years ago today we were just starting our primary campaign and so this is a remarkable journey and we are all just going to try to enjoy this week," he said.

 - CNN's Dan Lothian, Brianna Keilar and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report

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