My reactions ebbed a bit as the speech wore on. I liked it when he said what a rotten situation he inherited and left no doubts as to who left it to him. I also liked it when he said words to the effect that Democrats in Congress need to pass laws not "head for the hills." And when he chastised Republicans for knee jerk obstructionism (all while they uniformly sat on their hands - even when he talked about tax cuts!).
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I thought Lieberman looked like he smelled a skunk for half the time they showed him.
I LOVED that Obama did not do the stupid little gimmick of pointing to Tiny Tim or Sergeant York or Officer Friendly or whoever up in the gallery to illustrate some policy point.
I thought the last ten minutes or so, came off as begging for understanding and I didn't like it. At the point he had clearly lost his audience too. There were looks of stunned disbelief and shaking heads and no responses at all. It was a little sad to hear his hands thudding on the podium as he waited for reactions.
He mentioned health care reform and (belatedly) called on Congress to get it passed but he fell short of telling them how.
But the take away line of "I won't quit" was good.
What did you all think?
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 4:43 AM