January 27th, 2010
10:40 PM ET
5 years ago

Crowley: Obama wraps it up with warmth

(CNN) - For those who see President Obama as too remote, too "cerebral" - the final minutes were his most affecting from an emotional standpoint.

On the spirit of America, "it lives on in all the Americans who've dropped everything to go some place they've never been and pull people they've never known from rubble, prompting chants of 'USA! USA! USA!' when another life was saved."

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Thank you Massachusetts

    Finally, he's not apologizing for this great nation.

    January 27, 2010 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  2. dcdiva

    his speech was shockingly sarcastic and condescending. the tone was not at all encouraging in working together across the parties. he really needs to drop the bush blaming, too. 'i inherited this...waa, waa, waa.'

    January 27, 2010 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  3. gerri levy

    Bankruptcy–Yes we can!

    January 27, 2010 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  4. Aliou, Jacksonville, FL

    good job.

    January 27, 2010 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  5. historian

    CNN – thanks again for your great reporting and Candy Crowley.

    January 27, 2010 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  6. Pamela

    Obama is right on track. It is sad to see the Republicans cut their nose off to spite their faces. We the people and our elected officials must be responsible. All of them. The back biting must stop. We have to move forward in a more effective, efficient mode. The government must protect the American People, NOT corporations. It has to stop. Corporations ARE not people. Help Us the people.

    January 27, 2010 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  7. Shelly

    A good speech from our intelligent President. Now, Mr. President, Democrats and Repubs.....let's get things done for the American people. No more obstructionism from the Party of NO!
    We elected you to make this country better....no more bickering and anger!!!! We are sick of it!

    January 27, 2010 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  8. Pamela

    I was very moved by my country's President. He is sincere and right. God bless America!

    January 27, 2010 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    I'm trying to figure out what american's want, do we want america to get better or do we enjoy being in dispair. A lot of american's blame Obama for the ecconamy but Bush messed it up and every time Obama try to do something to fix it the Repulicans stop him, Come on I know I'm not the only one that see this, my kids see it. If we want to fix america we got look past the political parties and work together because if we don't we are going to be the cause of our own undoing. Other countrys look at us as a joke in away because we try to tell the world how to be but yet we have as much problems as they do and our presindent of one year is taking the hit of someone else eight year mess up, how fair is that?

    January 27, 2010 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  10. Mark

    I turned it off before the last few minutes .... boring government blah blah. Lesson learned for the President should be to put the warmth up front to keep us interested and aware that he is looking out for the people.

    January 27, 2010 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  11. Steve Lyons

    How about getting Congress to go where they have never gone and repeal the 16th Amendment? Now that would raise a cheer.

    January 27, 2010 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  12. april

    unfortunately, after being chastised for disagreeing with Obama (along with republicans without recognizing that dissent is healthy), I turned off his speech. He spent an hour railing against those who disagreed with him and singing his usual song of "I inherited this mess", so after getting reprimanded for having the absurd notion of not following the supermajority, I did not get to see the final minutes.

    January 28, 2010 12:11 am at 12:11 am |