Marc Ambinder says:
On his appeal to the decency and common interests of the American people: This is not a radical or new strategy, and not a shift for Mr. Obama, who, at a gut level, strives for consensus over conflict. More on the tone: it was very conversational. It wasn’t exceptionally well-written, which was a strength: it was more like a primer on politics for people who don’t pay attention to it.
I get what he’s trying to say, but come on. If Obama’s going to be praised for poorly written speeches, is there anything he won’t be praised for?