You can't win them all. Every public figure soon learns than there is no revise and resubmit outside of the Senate. It would be more interesting to hear what was not recorded. How about the first night in the Presidential bed.
Do you think Michelle said something along the lines of..."I've never done a president before"
______________Barack Obama inauguration: his worst speech
Posted By: Alex Spillius at Jan 20, 2009 at 19:56:31 Telegraph
Barack Obama, history, inauguration, past, speech
QUITE a day, but not much of speech unfortunately. Obama got where he is by speechifying, but this effort would not have won him many votes. It was his worst on a grand stage, though still better than most politicians could muster.
The delivery, as ever, was first class, but the message was wasn't clear enough and the language not insufficiently inspiring.
As soon as the applause had died down, an African American standing man near me on the Mall said to his friend: "I thought the speech was shit." Another woman said, correctly, that "we had heard it all before at other events".
In a way Obama was a victim of his own success. Having given so many dynamic speeches he had set his own bar very high. What he tried to do at his inauguration was tell Americans that they had to sacrifice to make gains, while making them believe this was well within their capabilities. The emphasis on sacrifice was too weak however.
To the disappointment of many black people in the crowd, he also made but one reference to the enormity of a black man occupying the White House for the first time. Obama has never laboured the issue of his race, but on this historic day the issue needed more.
Jon Favreau, his co-writer, recently admitted that he had been pouring over previous inaugural speeches. That might have been a bad idea. Obama seemed weighed down by the past, and failed to seize the moment.