Hunter Walker at politicker[?]:
President Obama’s Speech Gets A Thumbs Down From Political Press Corps
Prior to President Barack Obama’s marathon 54 minute speech in Ohio today, the Obama campaign sent our several statements promising the speech would be a major address framing the campaign going forward. Despite the hype, the speech was mainly a rehash of themes and ideas from the president’s recent stump speeches and his remarks were widely panned as overly long by the political press corps.
In terms of politics, this speech could have ended about 20 minutes ago. Drive your message, take your ball, go home.— Mike O'Brien (@mpoindc) June 14, 2012
Just cheerleading BO doesn't help him. He needs a sharper, more cogent message with some memorable lines. I ain't walking my criticism back— Jonathan Alter (@jonathanalter) June 14, 2012
Hmm. Hmm. Hmm.