What stays with me, Judy, is what I told you Wednesday night, the idea that we have a president of the United States who speaks to the country, doesn’t go on about grievance, doesn’t go on about personal grievance, doesn’t sprinkle his speech with white nationalism, isn’t all me, me, me, me, me.
What we saw on Wednesday night was a president of the United States who was focused outward, many times in his speech, because of you, meaning — because of you, meaning the American people, because of all of you, the folks in the room. It was about working together, solving the country’s problems, or at least trying to.
And that, for me is the enduring image. And, also, you got the sense that, even with the sparse crowd in that room that could hold 1,600, but there were only 200, and socially distanced, at least for me, watching on television, there was still that energy there. There was still this optimism coming from President Biden, who, after, at that point, 99 — 98, 99 days, had accomplished a lot.