As the perceptive Mike Banerian, one of my valued readers, wrote to me: "From the very beginning of the speech I saw a very different Obama, I saw a new face of a more moderate president. Of course that's how he wanted to come off; I wasn't fooled. I have talked with many people who, though [they] found the speech flat, said they liked the moderate stance Mr.Obama has taken. However looking at the context of the speech I found the same old, Liberal, Barack Obama."
Mr. Banerian wrote that he thought that the overall speech was "weak," and it was merely "just a mask for his liberal views. His conclusion: "We need a president and a government that bases its decisions on Capitalism and Democracy, not Socialism and Communism. I hope leaders such as yourself, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, and many others take a stand and change America for the better. I love this country, let's not let the little time we have left to fix this be squandered by a president who looks after his image, over the American image."
To which all I can say is "Amen."