Whether or not you think that it cleared the bar raised this morning by former Governor Palin; personally, I suspect that there were additions and revisions based on the first speech. I certainly do think that the ‘It did not’ add-on was meant as a rebuke to the President’s own party base, far too many of whom have been acting in a manner and using a tone that the President was visibly eager to rise above.
So… I guess we’ll see if that takes. In the meantime: well done, Mr. President. And see? Getting that out of me was easier than pulling teeth.