” Obama’s Speech: More of Our Familiar National Background Music”

  ” I think Barack Obama has said everything that he has to say. If I were the vice president, I would add, literally.

   I know that not everyone listens to the president as often as I do, or perhaps you do, but last night felt like a real rehash of familiar pledges and promises and
predictable jabs and reheated “audacity of hope, insert-soaring-imagery here” rhetoric. I think Obama has reached the point where he just doesn’t have much
more to tell us that we haven’t heard many times before.”