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K.O. on what he liked best about Obama’s big speech in Denver:

OLBERMANN:  Look, bon mot is the guy who’s always constantly spouting criticisms, that bon mot has a certain implication of talking too much.  I would be the guy assigned the role of bon mot.  The mot juste the guy who says nothing all evening and then at the right moment says exactly the perfect thing in response to everything that ties everything together.

What we’re seen in Obama speaking is that he goes for the mot juste than the bon mot.  And maybe I’m hurting him, his chances here by talking about these French terms, from them—the French guys.  But seriously, I mean, he goes for those put away lines.  Again, the one word, “enough,” in the middle of the Denver speech continues to reign.

And here’s Obama going after the MSM for covering his sexism:

Obama said, “You know who ends up losing at the end of the day? It’s not the Democratic candidate; it’s not the Republican candidate. It’s you the American people. Because then we go another year or another four years or another eight years without addressing the issues that matter to you.”
“Enough!” Obama said. “I don’t care what they say about me. But I love this country too much for them to take over another election with lies, and phony outrage and Swift Boat politics. Enough is enough. These are serious times and they call for a serious debate about where to take the nation…”

Look for “Enough!” to become the new Obama rallying cry.