I thought I would post this here instead of as a response but I am responding to comment on previous post…
You raise lots of good points. I am nt a political writer, nor do I aspire to be. This was not deep analysis but off the cuff thoughts as I watched the speech.
When he got aroud to saying we could cure cancer I began to feel nervous.
It is, however, ultimately very refreshing to me to have someone speak like an adult. And I think that squandered opportunities and a lack of asking much of anyone is a hallmark of the bush years and it is hard for me to imagine any historical perspective changing that.