I suppose that this is because UK Telegraph writer Raf Sanchez may be British, which would possibly (and fairly) explain why he sounded a bit surprised about this:
…there’s a nagging sense that this was a bit of a disappointment. What about the President’s speech are you going to remember tomorrow? What image will you take away or what new policy will stick with you?
Nothing and nothing and nothing: but then, we’re used to that, here in the States. There’s a reason why at the beginning of this administration it was the Democrats who joyfully encouraged Obama to weigh into a tricky situation with a new speech, but at this point it’s the Republicans who are eager to have that happen…
PS: The reason is because Barack Obama got told one too many times that he’s the highest-level character in the adventuring party. If you’ll pardon the minor lapse into geekery.