I carved out some time to attend President Obama’s White House press conference yesterday and Mitch McConnell’s Heritage Foundation speech today.
The rhetoric of the two men could hardly have been more different. Set aside the policy divide and their different speaking styles. Forget about who won the election and who lost. Those account for some of the differences, but there was in their rhetoric a reflection of the fundamentally different political approaches not just of these two men, but of the parties they lead.
We mashed the two speeches together into one short reel. Worth taking a look.
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