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Wudja think?

Enough about substance, let's talk about style. President Obama clearly noticed the populist surge in this country and abandoned his high-flying rhetoric for plainspeak. I thought it was a mistake -- kind of like putting the professorial Woodrow Wilson in overalls.

On the other hand (a saying editorialists do try to avoid), maybe it added force and clarity to his message, something that's been lacking of late.

Anyway, there was no single moment that rose to the level of Ronald Reagan's "Mr. Gorbachev, kiss my ...." oh, wait, maybe that's not quite how that one went.

Wudj YOU think?

-mike vogel


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