To share some of my thoughts:
Obama definitely looked tired/a bit stressed, which could explain the subpar (for him) speech.
Aretha Franklin should be sent to Gitmo for that awful rendition of the National Anthem and her ridiculous hat.
Finally, and most importantly, God Bless you Obama.
"Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?"
RIP Jesse Helms