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I loved the start of the speech; it was my favorite part!
I have never seen Obama start a speech like that and I doubt anyone else has either. The Dems didn’t really know how to take it. I wasn’t sure either. Then I got it: Obama got it! The US is in a crisis situation and Washington needs to get serious about addressing it. Obama’s demeanor was serious, focused, angry, and determined. It wasn’t Obama being “back”; this was a new face of Obama. This is reelection Obama.
My economic preferences are much more Keynesian than Obama. We could use at least a trillion dollars of spending stimulus right not. But I realize Obama isn’t going to do that. So, I wasn’t surprised that he proposed a long list of policies that have had a history of bipartisan support. If his bill passes, he wins. If his bill is DOA, he wins. It’d be great to get all of the Senate Dems on board and either let the Senate Republicans kill it or send it over to the House and see what they do with it.
Obama is the best choice out there. Based on his performance tonight, I think he’s going to win next November.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.