Real Clear Politics has the video at the link. Some of what was said on the liberal MSNBC about Obama.
Olbermann: "It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days. ...Nothing specific at all was said."I didn't watch the speech and don't watch MSNBC, but from the reaction of these three rabid Lefties, I can tell the speech was a dud.
Matthews: "No direction."
Howard Fineman: "He wasn't specific enough."
Olbermann: "I don't think he aimed low, I don't think he aimed at all. It's startling."
Howard Fineman: Obama should be acting like a "commander-in-chief."
Matthews: Ludicrous that he keeps saying [Secretary of Energy] Chu has a Nobel prize. "I'll barf if he does it one more time."
Matthews: "A lot of meritocracy, a lot of blue ribbon talk."
Matthews: "I don't sense executive command."
Joe Weisenthal at the Business Insider wrote: "Flash Judgement: Obama's Speech Was A Disaster"
If you watched (or read) The President's Oval Office speech to the nation, please let us know if you feel better.
Because our sense is that this went over like a ton of bricks, at least based on our reading of it and the flash reactions we've seen on Twitter.
Some of the details up top are fine: It's great that a ton of folks going to be deployed in the cleanup, and strongarming BP to set up a cleanup fund is probably a good move.
But the second half of the speech killed the strong opening, because it turned into just another pie-in-the-sky post-oil speech: Lots of talk, little substance, and little reason to believe that the worlds will end up resulting in something different than the last umpteenth time a President has promised to transition away from oil.