Ten years ago at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama said we were more than “a collection of red and blue states. We are the United States.” It brought the crowd to its feet. Last week, speaking at a press conference the morning after his party was hammered in the midterm elections, the president probably intended it as a statement of defiant principle. Instead it came across as a rhetorical Hail Mary pass.
Ten years ago at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama said we were more than “a collection of red and blue states. We are the United States.” It brought the crowd to its feet. Last week, speaking at a press conference the morning after his party was hammered in the midterm elections, the president probably intended it as a statement of defiant principle. Instead it came across as a rhetorical Hail Mary pass. Pablo Martinez Monsivais The Associated Press
Ten years ago at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama said we were more than “a collection of red and blue states. We are the United States.” It brought the crowd to its feet. Last week, speaking at a press conference the morning after his party was hammered in the midterm elections, the president probably intended it as a statement of defiant principle. Instead it came across as a rhetorical Hail Mary pass. Pablo Martinez Monsivais The Associated Press

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