Still, Obama didn't seem to make the sale on Tuesday night. As I wrote in my column this week, he didn't seem to convey the resolve required to convince a war-weary public that this contradition makes sense and that the battle is still worth an additional 30,000 of our young men and women. You could imagine the firm toughness a President Clinton would have shown in that speech, or the gritty resolve a President McCain would have displayed, but Obama didn't seem aware that his doubts spread doubt.
Vague on details and
lacking strong conviction that this time he has found a plan that will
work, Obama made a speech that probably doesn't do his well-thought-out policy
the justice is deserves. Time will tell.
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