The only difference between Keith Koffler's experience of Obama's speech last night and my own is that I don't have any children left at home to wake me.
.... This was not the speech Obama needed to give.
KNOCK KNOCK! IS ANYBODY HOME IN THE OBAMA SPEECHWRITING SHOP? Are these people on some kind of morphine drip? Talk about a group that needs to be out of work.
Did you not get the sense you’d heard all of this before, like, many times? Can’t these people write some new songs? This was like getting for Christmas a digitally remastered mix of an album you’ve been listening to for years.
Honestly, I’m not exaggerating, I fell asleep. About a third of the way through. Then I heard my son saying, “Dad, are you listening to this?” I woke up, walked around a little bit to get my blood going, and steeled myself for the rest of it.
This was nothing more than a particularly vacuous, standard-issue political speech by a politician trying mask a complete absence of substance...
.... This is what the speech amounted to – trust me, I’ll do great things.
We’ve gone from “Hope and Change” to “I Hope Things Change.”
And today Obama hits the trail on More Magical Mystery Tour:
10:00 am || Departs Charlotte, North Carolina (Romney +2.0)
11:45 am || Arrives Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Obama +3.5)
12:20 pm || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Strawberry Banke Field, Portsmouth
2:30 pm || Departs Portsmouth
4:45 pm CT || Arrives Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Obama +0.2)
5:30 pm CT || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
7:35 pm CT || Departs Cedar Rapids
11:45 pm || Arrives St. Petersburg, Florida (Obama +0.6)
All times Eastern and all polls RCP averages.