Over at Talking About Politics, Gary Pearce says:
Once you get past the dishing about Sarah Palin, John Edwards, et al in the book Game Change, you learn a few things. Like about President Obama. That he’s like a basketball player who wants the ball when the game is on [the] line.
That pretty much sums of my thinking about the big speech tonight. It's been a hell of a year, with a few important accomplishments, and many missed opportunities. I hope Mr. Obama gets his game back on.
From where I sit, he has badly underestimated the level of racist hate roaring through America right now, the fear and loathing being spread by bigots like Andre Bauer. He seems willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, even as they arm themselves for the next revolution.