Some good back-handed smacks at President Obama in Dana Milbank's coverage of Monday's speech.
Is it a little too late for Obama?
Whether his plan to tax the wealthy ever could — or should — become law is not really the point. Obama finally gave his side something to stand for after too much uncertainty. He also showed that he is finally learning to negotiate.
Had he called for a single-payer health-care system, he might have been able to win Republican support for the reform that was actually enacted. Had he held his ground earlier on tax increases for millionaires, he might have won more concessions from the GOP in the debt fights of the past year.
How about that inspirational talk?
Instead of launching into a Hugo Chavez stemwinder, Obama arrived 26 minutes late and began with a deficit discussion that put a woman in the second row to sleep.
Fans think Obama is putting Republicans in a trap. More likely it's the scene in this Toby Keith video.