At least twice, and I really believe as many as three or four times tonight during the first few minutes of his address to Congress, President Biden spoke the phrase, “because of all of you.” He spoke it to the American people at least once, and then he spoke it to members of Congress.
What? He gave credit to others and not to himself? This is a change from the last four years when, during any of his statements on any occasion, the president always (if memory serves) coupled the pronoun I or the possessive adjectives my or mine with superlative adjectives greatest, finest, best, or the like: I created the best ever; mine was the greatest ever; etc.
Some people (probably about half) likely thought the president said all the right things tonight, and he is leading the country in the right direction. And some people (probably about half) likely thought the president was way off the mark tonight, and he is pointing the country toward disaster.
But, I wonder this. Regardless of which political camp you’re in, wasn’t it refreshing and calming, easy to hear a president who was giving credit to others for successes, rather than a president self aggrandizing his way to slapping his own back? I just wonder.