Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sullivan: "The President Wrested Free of Politics Tonight and Spoke of Greater Things"

Posted By on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 9:45 PM

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  • Kadie Pangburn

Andrew Sullivan live-blogs President Obama's speech from Tucson tonight. His final takeaway:

9.42 pm To rate this address on any political meter would be to demean it. The president wrested free of politics tonight and spoke of greater things. I pledge myself to try and follow his advice and debate with vigor and spirit and candor and bluntness, but with more civility, more empathy, and, yes, more love.

Another observation:


9.20 pm. I find myself in tears, as the president speaks of Gabrielle Giffords' eyes opening for the first time since she was attacked. This is profoundly emotional in ways I did not quite expect. And cathartic.

He wasn't the only one with tears in his eyes.

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