Even noted liar Wasserman Schultz was not impressed with Obama’s speech last night.
In fact, she looked a bit bored with the whole thing.
Wasserman Schultz wasn’t the only one unimpressed with Obama’s effort:
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “A Lot Of Stuff We’ve Heard Before.” CNN’S WOLF BLITZER: “Going on to the next chapter right now, Jessica Yellin, our Chief White House Correspondent. You sat with me. We listened together. I thought there would be more specifics. There were a lot of goals expressed, generalities, a lot of stuff we’ve heard before. I didn’t hear any specific new initiative that the President unveiled.” (CNN, 9/6/12)
CBS’ Bob Schieffer: “It Just Didn’t Have That Spark.” SCHIEFFER: “But this as not the kind of speech that Bill Clinton made last night. It just didn’t have that spark.” (CBS, 9/6/12)
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie: “An Excitement Gap Between The President’s Speech And Bill Clinton’s Last Night.” WILLIAMS: “Savannah, final question. Is there an excitement gap between here and Tampa?” GUTHRIE: “Well, I think some people who have been at both conventions think there was something of an excitement gap. There may have been an excitement gap between the President’s speech and Bill Clinton’s last night.” (NBC’s “NBC News Live,” 9/6/12)
CNN’s Brianna Keilar: “Don’t Think I’m Going Out On A Limb To Say Clinton Was Wayyyyyyy Better Than Obama.” (Twitter.com, 9/6/12)
Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo: “Lacked Clinton’s Magic.” “When Obama built to a crescendo, the cheers exploded. A workman-like speech for a master speaker, but it lacked Clinton’s magic” (Twitter.com, 9/6/12)
NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell: “Wasn’t A Whole Lot Of New Policy…” “Brian, this was all about getting them excited. There wasn’t a whole lot of new policy except on education, but certainly this was a way to rally the troops.” (NBC, 9/6/12)
CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “A State Of The Union, Almost, In Terms Of Kind Of Going Down A Checklist…” “Although, it certainly wasn’t a speech full of soaring rhetoric like some of his speeches four years ago. Some of it comparing it sort of to a State Of The Union, almost, in terms of kind of going down a checklist.” (CNN, 9/6/12)
ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Strange Silence Prevailing In The Arena.” “Almost no confetti at #DNC2012, and strange silence prevailing in the arena”(Twitter.com, 9/6/12)
The Washington Post: “A Mixed First-Term Record … Rhetoric Has Not Been Enough To Overcome The Problems The President Faces.” “Words matter, Barack Obama has often said. They can even change the world. But rhetoric has not been enough to overcome the problems the president faces … Words can’t end the war in Afghanistan, fix a still-staggering economy or close a huge budget deficit, and Obama’s mission as he took the stage at the Time Warner Cable Arena was at its heart to provide an explanation for why a mixed first-term record argues for a second.” (The Washington Post, 9/6/12)
Politico: “Obama And Vice President Joe Biden All But Ignored The Affordable Care Act.” “Barack Obama’s health care law consumed much of his presidency and much of the Democratic National Convention, but you wouldn’t have known it Thursday night. In back-to-back speeches, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden all but ignored the Affordable Care Act.” (Joanne Kenen, “Obama’s DNC Speech All But Ignores ‘Obamacare’,” Politico, 9/6/12)
The Washington Post’s “The Fix”: “Certainly Not Among The Best He Has Ever Delivered…” “One person you won’t see in winners and losers is President Obama. His speech was certainly not among the best he has ever delivered —