I was off work today and was able to watch the President's speach and Q&A today in West Virginia. The tone of his speach was something I hadn't heard from him in quite a while. It dovetailed off his exchange with Helen Thomas yesterday and made his rating, in my eyes, go up a couple of points.
I'm still not completely behind him on all issues, but at least he's out and explaining what and why he has made the moves he has. I have always been behind going to Afganistan and Iraq, though not to thrilled wiht how it was being handled. The difference now is he is saying we made mistakes and this is how we have changed policy to adapt. That is what I and the rest of the country needed to hear from him.
I must point out that the favorite part of the Q&A session was when the wife of the military media soldier said her husband had multiple DVD's of the goood things that were happening in Iraq and why weren't the MSM showing this side of being there? The standing ovation said it all. People are aware that we are doing more than just running around shooting at terrorists, and why doesn't that ever get on TV?
I hope the major media outlets take note of that responce and gets off their butts and make an effort to at tleast appear to present a balanced presentation.