September 1st, 2010
12:38 PM ET
4 years ago

Borger: Will Obama be a Clinton – or a Carter?

 Gloria Borger says President Obama's discussion of economy fell flat.
Gloria Borger says President Obama's discussion of economy fell flat.

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is a senior political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union" as well as participating in special events coverage.

Washington (CNN) - There are just times, when you are president of the United States, that formally speaking to the American people is part of the job.

Not because it's politically wise, or even politically advisable - but because you have something important to say. As in, the seven-year-combat-mission-in-Iraq-is-over. Or, more specifically, as President Obama said, "it's time to turn the page."

It wasn't a particularly artful speech, nor was it full of new and interesting ideas. It was what it was: a ceremonial proclamation ending combat in a war Obama inherited (and opposed) and a declaration to fight another war (also, as he says, inherited) on the economy.

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  1. NC

    To Beth: Thank you I agree 100%. I guess we can ask who will Gloria Borger be compared to?

    September 1, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  2. Frank B.Cascio

    I am tired of seeing Gloris Borger on both the Sitiuation Room and John King.

    September 1, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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