A boring rehash
I found the President's State of the Union speech lacking luster, content and heart. It was a simple rehash of many past speeches with the emphasis changed from health care to the economy. Much of the slight of hand, designed to impress, is now becoming predictable. If only his erudite manner and oratory aptitude were used for the purposes of the country and the office instead of promoting his finely honed political agenda, they could be appreciated.
It doesn't matter how many times you say the same things. They are still not digestible. My problem is with the content. His goals and the goals of his cronies are not the desirable goals of the people of this country. We are not a nation that has ever embraced the idea of being ruled by a few. We are a nation of the people. Instead of tuning into the American people, he is consistently holding fast to those goals he brought with him from Chicago. The virtue of a good leader is the ability to change and to adapt to the needs of the office.
Mr. President, if you want to impress the majority of the American public, you have to stop talking and try to listen. It's really very simple. It's not about you. It's about us. We all agree you give a good speech but there's got to be more to holding your office than that. It's time to develop some other skills.
We want a better health-care system. We all agree the patient is sick but not just any old medicine will do. It takes skill, knowledge and a thoughtful approach to solve this problem. We have not seen this and have a right to expect the right medicine and accurate treatments in the future without your killing the patient in the process.