On their trip to Copenhagen, the Obamas delivered characteristically myopic pitches to bring the gold home to Chicago. Thus observes George F. Will in his own characteristic style. Little attention has been given to the speeches themselves, which were not only self-absorbed but hackneyed.
This it seems, is emerging as an enduring mark of Obama addresses. Incredibly, personal pronouns have been even more ubiquitous in his speeches since becoming president than the vapid rhetorical flourishes for which he is known.
Here’s the full transcript of his address to the International Olympic Committee, and full video of the same: