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Not quite live-blogging

But I am posting a few lines on President Obama’s speech at Twitter, if you care.

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  1. mike_b1

    To what extent, if any, has the success of Tiger Woods influenced the way Americans view blacks, and by extension, Obama?

  2. mike_b1

    David Brooks is on PBS saying “the tone was absolutely correct. As a speech, an explanation of here’s what I’m going to do, it was outstanding, galvanizing.”

  3. mike_b1

    It says here, Bobby Jindal will never be president. Yikes, how could a Indian guy in Louisiana ever sound so much like Jimmy Carter? In 1976.

  4. cavard

    Now that it’s over… time to cue Jackie Wilson. Just like they always do 🙂

  5. Ani

    The “Quotation of the Day” in the NY Times is the sentence that sort of pits Wall Street against Main Street: “‘I will not spend a single penny for the purpose of rewarding a single Wall Street executive, but I will do whatever it takes to help the small business that can’t pay its workers or the family that has saved and still can’t get a mortgage.'” It caught my attention because when Obama spoke the words last night, my reaction was to worry that they might exacerbate tensions between the gov’t and Wall St. I assume we need Wall St, Main St, and the gov’t to all pull in the same direction. And while I have been appalled at a lot of Wall St’s behavior, I think the folks there need to be brought into the big tent, too. Of course the bonus nonsense needs to stop and effective regulation is needed, but we also want the market’s confidence in Obama’s plans. So I worry about creating an unnecessarily adversarial relationship with Wall St. I just wondered whether there are ways of making the same points about not enabling bad behavior on Wall St and helping legitimate and underserved Main St needs without linking them in this way.

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