Gibbs is full of it. WHy did Obama raise his voice at times? Lapse into campaign mode? He knew exactly what he was doing.
Watch Bush’s speech at Va Tech. He had the same tone throughout. Never raised his voice. Never courted any applause.
The two are night and day.
I completely agree. Obama’s inflection and cadence were intended to get applause. Everything about this guy is very scripted and planned.
I didn’t watch obummer’s. Couldn’t bear it, as much as I tried.
At times of national anguish George Bush ALWAYS resonated. Always dignified and solemn and heartfelt; his first SOTU Address after 9/11 was the beginning of the end for me with the democratic party.