- "This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal..." -- messianic rhetoric of 2008 won't cut it.
- "There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America..." -- glossing over ideological divisions won't cut it.
- And to borrow a remark from a Facebook friend (Patrick Langrell):
But, man, Obama will inherit a mess from the current president. At least next time round he can blame it on the previous press…oh…