Please listen to Jamelle! (US of Jamerica):
Obama’s little riff here basically sums up his foreign policy approach. I actually wish he would use this language to challenge John McCain’s national security “credentials,” since it’s a pretty effective characterization.
Barack’s language is right on, and applies neatly to foreign policy. From the difference between talking tough and needing to act out, to the wisdom of walking away and “saving it for when you need it”. These points, especially given the state of our military and the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran(Pending Cheney pressing a big red button while Congress just watches), hit home in an easily understandable way.