He will not allow history to be re-written:
Yes, he bides his time. But when he wants to come out swinging, he sure can. Greg Sargent thinks this is a big moment. Benjy Sarlin gets a thrill up his leg. I worry it positions him a little too far to the left – even if he is addressing a union crowd. But it sure doesn't make him look afraid or cautious or calculating, does it? It reminds us of the formidable orator any Republican is going to have to counter this fall, and the economic climate and real record that buttresses this president's case. It's why he'll almost certainly win Michigan this fall – and maybe much more.
Update from a reader, who captions the video: "Look mom, no teleprompter!" Update from another pointing to evidence to the contrary.