I’ve watched this half a dozen times. It’s fascinating. For one thing: where are they? This is what I’d expect if Washington was nuked and the President had to make a speech from a cable-access studio in suburban Baltimore.
Two: no tie? I’m old-fashioned. I like my Presidents - and he is my President - to wear a tie, unless he is splitting wood. I'd like to think Presidents have a pre-knotted tie draped over the Red Phone to Moscow, so when it rings at 3 AM he can put it on and cinch it up. A man thinks differently when there's the soft fist of the masculine uniform pressing against his throat.
Three: so this election is about our future and our children’s future, eh? That certainly distinguishes it from every previous electoral contest.
Four: apparently the tide of defeat can be turned back by “knockin’ on doors.” If they also decide to start “ringin’ doorbells,” maybe they can hold the House.
Finally: 2008 had Grecian columns. 2012 may need Grecian Formula. He’s going totally grey.