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Conservative blogger: Obama’s speech was “depressing”

“Whatever the reason, Barack Obama gave the most depressing Oval Office speech since Jimmy Carter’s malaise speech. He didn’t just embrace defeat, he wore it on his suit as a substitute for an argyle sweater.” –Conservative RedState.com blogger Erik Erickson‘s take on President Obama’s Oval Office speech in a story Tuesday night.

Speech can’t create ‘moment’

“At their best, presidents understand that a great speech can crystallize or catalyze a national moment, but rarely can it create one.” — U.S. News & World Report‘s Robert Schlesinger in a piece on Obama’s speech.

Petraeus tells CNNer he ate banans, drank water

“Petraeus told me he was dehydrated & feels better after eating a couple of bananas and drinking water: ‘i did’t eat breakfast this morning.’ –CNN’s Dana Bash in a Tuesday tweet.

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