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  •  I think it was intentionally.. (8+ / 0-)

    ....less "soaring", but not because he wanted Clinton's to be the highlight.

    I think it's tone was dictated by the context of the realities of a down economy, the texture of this election and the great speeches he has given before.

    You can only go to that "soaring rhetorical well" so many times before it starts sounding phony, and I think Obama was keenly aware of that.

    He needed to sound more "human" and humble, and he accomplished that.

    His speech was more than fine, it was excellent on it's own terms. It's just he took a different direction with it from what we are used to getting from him, so people were quick to jump on it and say it was substandard.

    Totally disagree.

    "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

    by jkay on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 11:22:02 AM PDT

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    •  Josh Marshall's analysis is like yours (9+ / 0-)

      TPM analysis BHO's DNC speech

      summarized the next day as:

      the President’s speech began in a textbook, pretty unexceptional way. But it started building about half-way through. And it became clear — at least it seemed clear to me — that the more plodding style was intentional. The President’s advisors didn’t want that inspirational, rhetorical flourish avatar from four year’s ago. They wanted something steadier and more sober. But then it started to build, loftier and more aggressive. On balance, I think it was exactly the speech they wanted him to give....This was an aggressive, in your face Democratic party.

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 01:53:29 PM PDT

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      •  well.. (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        emidesu, BlueStateRedhead

        I guess I was on the right track if I said the same thing
        as Mr. TPM!

        Did not see his analysis, so that makes me feel good.

        Thanks for showing that to me!

        "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

        by jkay on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 05:06:26 PM PDT

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