The conclusion to the speech was properly Reaganesque in its optimistic belief in America. Most of the speech was a weak attempt to defend his record in expanding the role of government while trying to paper over the real differences that led to his party’s defeat last November. But his ending was a proper paean to the greatness of our nation. It was a good conclusion to a generally weak speech.
Jonathan S. Tobin 01.25.2011 - 10:19 PM