I don’t know if you noticed but after a speech by the President in Germany billed as a “major” policy announcement the silence from the mainstream media was deafening. When the speech was referenced in many newspapers it was a page three or further back-story item. The story covered the President’s desire to “in concert” with the Russians further reduce the nuclear stockpile by one third and secure peace in places like Syria. There was no reference to the inspiring message of President Obama because it was not inspiring and in fact in was poorly delivered. I loved “tingle in my leg” Chris Matthews explanation of President Obama’s poor “optics’” in the Brandenburg speech. Chris said the sun got in his eyes and the plastic bullet proof protection used to separate the speakers from the crowd [did I say crowd, 4500 people] resulted in his inability to use the teleprompter.