Obama’s speech at Fort Hood has been declared to be his greatest speech ever. Seemed appropriate, but pedestrian, to me. Now if Obama had spoken from the heart without a teleprompter, that would have been special.

I much preferred Obama’s “my pet goat” speech, when Obama delayed commenting on the Fort Hood shooting to give a shout-out to a Congressional Medal of Honor winner who wasn’t really a Congressional Medal of Honor winner.

Want to hear a really great speech by a Democratic President? Here is Jimmy Carter’s 1980 convention acceptance speech.

Listen long enough, until 3:10, when Jimmy Carter called the recently-deceased Hubert Horatio Humphrey “Hubert Horatio Hornblower.”

Love it. At least he didn’t give HHH a shout out.

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