It was a superb speech, but that’s because it was different not more of the same.
- The call for sympathy for white males. As Van Jones said this felt like a mea culpa for what Dems did wrong in the election.
- The tender emotion he showed for his family. Obama has often come off as cold, distant and too intellectual. He never had the warmth of Bill Clinton or even GWB. He could have used more tender familial humanizing like last night over the last 8 years.