This sentence from Dan Froomkin pretty much says it all when it comes to President Obama’s speech on the oil spill:
How unmoored from reality are Obama and his top advisers to think that some pretty words with so little substance could accomplish so much?
The words weren’t even that pretty.
My deeper fear is that President Obama’s limited reach still exceeds the nation’s feeble grasp. Is there a great untapped willingness to take on the challenge of climate change or even moving to cleaner fuels for other, less politically toxic reasons? I don’t see it.