This is just my take on this. NPR is all over the place praising him for not being "professorial". Especially NPR's right wing shill M. Liasson. So he sounded a bit more like Harry Truman. But we all know what is coming: water in the wine.
I heard what I would have liked to heard a long time ago. I also heard what I expect, which is the President giving himself an out a year before an election.
I was inspired, because it was inspiring. Now, Mr. President, give us some red meat.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled NFL game. No one cares about the nation when there is a football game on. Nothing to see here.
If the President could walk the walk he talks, that would be great. I wish he were a little more honest: I think he'd like to un-do a lot of the things we worked hard and long to get, like Social Security and Medicare. He's open to dismantling the Great Society. I might have heard it wrong (I don't watch on TV, I listen on radio--I want to hear, not see). But listening to what he said, he's open to it.
Now, I think he proposed some great things. He also made it clear, at least to me, that he's proposed these things because he wants to be able to compromise. That's not going to happen.
I like some of the things that the President proposed, don't get me wrong; but I think someone put Kool-Aid in his coffee. Just watch: we'll swing to the right. And we'll all vote for him. I know I will.