Long time readers of this blog will know that it's rare for me to agree with a position that President Obama takes. It's rarer still for me to agree with – much less admire – something that he does.
Last night was an exception. I thought his speech in Tuscon was an exemplary one, delivered with all the skill and theatre that he's famous for (but has so rarely actually delivered). Obama surprised me by staying well above the left's rhetoric of the past few days, instead delivering an message of unity I always hope a politician would hit in such situations, but which so few actually do. He also did a superb job of honoring the dead and injured, without using the occasion directly for his own ends.
Nice job, Mr. President. Thank you.
More like that, please...