The President of the United States arguably makes approximately two dozen speeches in his career- one or two inaugural speeches;four or eight State of the Union Addresses; one or two major policy speeches and the odd declaration of war or emergency interspersed with communiques on Foreign Tours.
Every word in every one of those speeches is part of his legacy from Washington's admonition to "beware entangling foreign alliances" to Lincoln's Gettysburg address to Eisenhower's "beware the military-industrial complex".
Defining phrases can be found for almost every President: Kennedy-"Ich bin ein Berliner"; Reagan-"Mr. Gorbachav, tear down this wall";FDR-"A day that will live in infamy";even Jimmy Carter's infamous "malaise speech".
Into this honorable lineage enters the first President of the 21st Century- a man who willfully refuses to correctly pronounce "Nuclear" in every public venue in which he appears; a man whose signature is on "Campaign Finance Reform" Legislation-designed to UnConstitutionally muzzle a certain type of unpopular speech.
Saddam Hussein remains at large. Weapons of Mass Destruction remain just as dangerous as they were before the Iraq invasion and Al Qaeda waits to strike again.
When exactly will this President and the Washington establishment honor their oath to Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States?
Nero fiddled while Rome burned, the United States Kakistocracy twiddles while the Constitution smolders.
My father, from the Rio Grande Valley, said "nucular" all his life. He was one of the smartest people I have ever known. It didn't seem to bother my mother, who was an English teacher and eventually a dean at a university.
So, get over it.
I am a jelly donut?
Uh, "Genius", that should be "nuclear" (lower case). And I'm far more concerned about a president or first lady or vice president who willfully refuses to speak the truth at every public venue.