Editor’s Note: These notes came from people and organizations via Twitter during President Obama’s speech at the Tucson Memorial Service.
BlogDiva: “Dan Hernandez showed true class when he said ‘i humbly reject the title of hero’ and celebrated those who wrestled the attacker.”
AntDeRosa: “You don’t have to agree with our President’s politics to appreciate the healing power of that speech. Historic.”
Former Bush Press Sec. @AriFleischer: “Well done Pres O. He rose above the noise and spoke to our higher values. Well done.”
TheReidReport: “Tonight was a reminder of why we elected Barack Obama to be our president. Well done sir.”
MSNBC: “Obama tells memorial service, nation: ‘Gabby opened her eyes for the first time.’”
dug51259: “I’m no Obama fan but tonight he was my President.”
David Corn: “I have a 9-year-old daughter. I cannot imagine having to give such a speech. It’s heartening to see a leader lead so well.”
“AZ memorial beautiful in part because it celebrated people of many colors, genders, ages, orientations and backgrounds. <– This is America.”
Diva5013: “I found President Obama’s speech heart wrenching, tearful, hopeful and just plain wonderful.”
MmedeSevigne: “Everytime my President gives a speech we say it is his finest…,until he has to give another one and BAM!…he outdoes himself…..”
HumanityCritic: “My mom just called me, crying. My old man’s death, my grandmother’s death, her breast cancer – no tears. This Obama speech, tears.”
Whirrl: “Our President delivered an Immortal and lasting speech of unity, anyone that finds fault with that is beyond hope.”
Melissa Harris-Perry: “Good night. I am going to go hug my 8-year-old until she makes me leave her alone.”
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