Mickey Moves

A week ago:

Noah and I agree Obama's big-deal speech is a mistake--Noah because thinks it's unnecessary to try to win over the public with "the same case for health reform that [Obama]'s been making for six months," me because I think making "the same case for health reform that [Obama]'s been making for six months" won't work in winning over the public (and when it doesn't, he won't be able to give another address to Congress anytime soon).

Tonight:

Expectations: Low! ... Expectations: Exceeded. A moderately effective speech. ...