Didn’t watch the whole thing, saw the beginning and the last 20 years minutes. He seemed defiant, sounded like he was still a candidate running for office and against the party in power and not the leader of the power that has been in power for well over a year.
Not just that, when he talked about bickering and partisanship, he was taking issue with the very kind of rhetoric that has, by and large, defined his attitude toward his predecessor and ideological adversaries.
UPDATE: Reading through the transcript, and found he made the commitment,but wonder if he follow through:
This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are.
Kudos to the president for saying this. Would have been nice if he could have gone a little more in depth. Let’s hope he has a plan to make this line a reality. And if he gets it repealed, it won’t matter that he only devoted one line to the topic in tonight’s address.