CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, listening to that excerpt from Ed Henry, you would think that's the campaign speech of someone running against Barack Obama. Obama is indicting the four years, the five years he's been president. He said the rich have done well, everybody else has stalled, inequality has increased. Well, the four years, the five years are his years.
Essentially, he's saying my job now is to undo what I have done in the five years of my presidency. It's hardly sort of a ringing call to arms. I'm sure they now tested all of these words, inequality, opportunity, all this stuff, to see which ones resonate with the focus groups, but I don't think it's going to help him in any way.
As for, you know, the agenda he has, if you heard what Robert Gibbs said, he's given up on being the great uniter, the charismatic president who would bring America together. And now he's simply trying to hang on for quite small achievements. Which I think in his own eyes means that he's a failure.