Pundits discussing the speech were asked to describe a take away in one line sort of similar to JFK’s “ask not what your country can do for you….”

They were lost.. They struggled around completely missing the obvious… Which is why they are on mainstream TV and do not blog…. Bloggers get torn up for crap like that…

The theme of Obama’s speech is “For On This Day….”

For on this day these things begin to change…

Apathy, stalemate, ethics, nay saying, giving up, bullying to get our way…..

Those of you who go to bed way too early, may be reading this for the first time… But between inaugural balls, the Obama administration announced that all Gitmo prosecutions were on hold for a stay of at least 120 days…

“On This Day…..”

Then too, being a sleepyhead, you may have missed the announcement of the directive made by Ron Emanuel, Obama’s chief of staff, that all Bush executive orders were suspended awaiting review by the current president and his staff..

“On This Day…..”

You may have also missed that tomorrow on Wednesday, Obama will be meeting with the joint chiefs of staff to discuss his options of leaving Iraq…..

“On This Day…..”

This is not a political presidency… one who announces an action and milks it for all it is worth…. until an election is over and then that topic is never heard from again…. This one does the walk that goes with the talk…

This one is aware that America’s reputation has been tarnished; this one realizes that giving a great speech on the capital steps yet keeping the old policies in effect, does nothing to enhance our bargaining power oversees against our fearful enemies and with our wavering allies…

It is nice to see that things have changed.

They did so ” … on this day….”