Even the very conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page liked Obama’s speech last night in Tuscon, adding that “he spoke to the better angels of our democracy.” So, too, did conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer. Why do some on the right find it so hard to concede that it was a very good moment for the president?
I think Obama did exactly what he needed to. He elevated the debate, tried to calm the nation and steered clear of any partisan score-settling — all with an eloquence appropriate for the occasion. Who could possibly disagree with any of it?