At least as campaign speeches go, President Obama was on point today in his speech to NALEO. In a speech that could have been tailored to any demographic, the President defended his last three and a half years in office, and, again, challenged Republicans to stop blocking legislation like the DREAM Act or comprehensive immigration reform.
I would have to agree with my friend CM and Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez, who commented on NewsTaco:
President Barack Obama’s address at NALEO’s Annual Conference today presented a stark contrast to Mitt Romney’s subdued remarks. POTUS succeeded where Romney failed and the reason was clear – President Obama had the ability to empathize with our community. In what resembled a campaign rally, his speech focused on family and how the policies that our government sets forth can affect them.
What I enjoyed most about POTUS’ speech was that it wasn’t just about immigration. It was about all of the issues which Latinos support and which President Obama has a record of promoting and defending.
If this is the campaign narrative that he will take across the country (“Who are we fighting for?”), then the President is on the right track.
Let’s re-live the entire 27 minutes: