As I shaved this morning (Day 4 and I may NEVER pick up another Gillette) I listened to excerpts of President Obama’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress. It was impressive and heady stuff. It was back to the future. Back to the campaign trail. Back to New Hampshire and Iowa. Back to Senator Hillary Clinton breathing down his neck.
Soaring rhetoric. A redux of all those campaign trail promises. Universal health care, jobs for all, a puppy for every household.
A month into his Presidency it was a massive doubling down of his gamble with the American people.
And good for him.
If he is to live up to his oft claimed ownership of HOPE and CHANGE he has no other option.
He just upped the stakes.