10:02 I’m guessing the forpol/natsec stuff will be the last thematic items before the altar call.
10:04 He’s said it before, but “America cannot remain on a permanent war footing” still sounds fresh.
10:05 Did NSA reference so fast I almost missed it. Said it quietly, then shouted about Gitmo. Interesting.
10:08 Probably smart to dwell on Iran. Public is with him on this one; words aimed at elites and Mitt’s buddy Bibi.
10:11 World tour section of speech underway. A shout-out to each continent.
10:13 Olympic tribute a bit cheesy, but it got Boehner up again, and started brief “USA” chant.
10:14 Wasn’t clear why the Vets tribute was placed where it was, but now see it’s part of wind-up, with maybe the longest Real Person tribute (between POTUS and applause) ever.
10:19 Altar call a little disconnected from speech, but no one can say he lacked energy.