Watching the enemy this morning (Morning Joe) and the consensus view is that the President's speech fell flat. Even last night I heard from the guy that got a tingle down his leg when he heard the President speak during the election (Chris Matthews), that the White House evoked "false drama" by scheduling a primetime speech on Sunday.
So where does this leave us?
Exactly where I said. The guy is phoning it in during his last year in office. If there is any good news it's this. This is turning into a foreign policy/terrorism election. The bad news? It's turning into a foreign policy/terrorism election. If the John McCain/Lindsey Graham wing of the party holds sway then I can tell you now I'm sitting this one out. If we can get something more along the lines of Paul then I'll climb back in. I'm not sure where Trump is, but I still don't think he'll be around at the end.
The amazing thing? We are a country of almost 400 million people and we have such a weak field of candidates. I expect the downward spiral to continue. Economically we're in a hurt locker and on the battlefield we're facing defeat from a group of primitives in Toyota pickup trucks.