That was one heck of a speech at the Tuscon memorial. Though I am not a fan of Obama, I respect the thoughts he expressed especially in the last part.
At first I was somewhat appalled at the cheers and rowdy applause, seeming like a political pep rally-- but have to take into account that it was a college campus site.
I think the whole audience eventually got the whole message.
The speech may have been good, but make no mistake it was a political pep rally. Just as it would have been whomever was President.
Dang I missed it, makes me wish I saw it. I guess I'll have to check out the tidbits it gives on the news.
It is no secret that I am no fan of Obama. However tonight I have to give him some props. It was not divisive at all. He sounded very Presidential and actually sounded like he was trying to unite us. The media was trying to make him take the bait and point fingers. But he didn't .Good for him.
I felt the same way! I thought he did a great job. I was surprised to hear him say that although we need to be more civil, the political disourse DID NOT cause this senseless act of violence.
I thought Obama's speech was moving and inspirational. I don't see how he didn't break down talking about Christina's death, however. I did.
I guess I missed the part where the media was trying to get him to point fingers. What did the media say in this regard?
I agree, Rochelle.
I actually heard somebody yell, "I love you, Obama" in the beginning. Ridiculous, college campus or not.
However, Obama certainly chose his words carefully, and many respected and deserving people were acknowledged. I'm glad I watched his speech.
I was disappointed that he did not read from the Quran or perform a traditional Kenyan prayer dance.
Very moving. I was tearing up all the way through.The reality of the loss and the heroism really hit home.
When Obama talked about visiting Gabby Gifford and they showed Michelle Obama with Ms. Gifford's husband and Obama said, "She opened her eyes!" it was a moment of hope and solidarity.
I also really liked what he said about the kids born on 9/11/01 and the "hope" statements.
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