Because I am routinely accused of Obama Derangement Syndrome, I'll say that the President's Nobel acceptance speech was pretty good. Karl Rove is right: George W. Bush (and, I would add, virtually every American President with the possible exception of Carter)could have given the speech. But that doesn't detract from the fact that Obama gave it. While there were a few false notes, the speech was well crafted and precisely what should have been said in that forum.
Now, whether Obama will govern in the way that he has spoken is another matter. So far, the record is, at best, mixed. But the speech was a good development. Let's hope he meant it.