My favorite part of the gassy peroration occurred when one of the C in C's half-baked pronouncements (I can't recall which one because, heaven knows, there were so many) elicited an embarrassingly small smattering of applause--the very definition of "damning with faint praise."
Update: I missed this part--only a quarter of the crowd gave the speech a standing ovation.
Update: Peter Wehner writes:
In his speech Mr. Obama could not defend his actual record, which is (perhaps with the exception of Burma) ruinous. So he opted for a “vision” speech. But the problem here is that the president didn’t lay out a vision so much as invoked a myth. He doesn’t seem to realize that false claims, repeated ad nauseam, don’t become more true.No kidding. If they did become true via repetition, Americans could, for example, keep their health care and their doctor.