Obama made his name by giving great, set piece speeches like the magnificent Walls of Jericho speech at the Ebineezer Church but, since the primary election has been over, he seems to have very consciously toned it down a little. His recent speeches have been more traditional campaign speeches as though he was wounded by the superstar digs. Even his DNC speech was pretty conventional by Obama standards.
I have been hoping for one last big speech on a topic less mundane than Winning Elections.Â I think it’d be well received and do him a lot of good – especially among the people that are only now starting to pay attention to what he has to say.
But I have to say – even his speeches on Winning Elections are pretty good.
Especially when you compare them to this.