Perhaps I'm not an impartial judge but President Obama's speech seemed very off-key to me. As much as Obama's campaign speeches contained liberalism, I was always impressed by his speechwriters and his delivery.
Today was not the same. Perhaps the cold got to him but the speech sounded like they were trying to thread the needle of the sobering reality we face and lofty hope and change from the campaign -- and missed the mark. I am going to have to read the speech again but right now it seems he failed to meet expectations.
As I said, who cares what us conservative types think.