An overnight thought.
Open thread too, I guess.
Nothing too profound: only, if Obama’s European trip was mostly supposed to be about the Germany speech, and if said speech was supposed to be evocative of both JFK’s and Ronald Reagan’s… why is it that none of the text of that speech has captured the public imagination? Stop your average American on the street, and they’ll know the most famous phrases from either Kennedy or Reagan’s speech. In fact, they’re so well-known that I don’t even have to bother typing them out. Obama’s… not so much. Also: instead of exclusively talking up said speech, the Obama campaign has instead spent a nontrivial amount of time over the last few days involved in the controversy of whether their candidate was or was not being a grawlix in any one of three separate occasions, not to mention countries.
That Karl Rove’s something else, isn’t he?