Barack Obama has his own voice and stylings, but I miss this kind of bite and certainty and unapologetic advocacy for progressive liberalism and social responsibility, and the backbone to identify conservatives for what they are — petty, selfish, small-minded. “We are concerned with the progress of this country…cooperation between a progressive citizenry” — mostly a memory these days, in large part due to Fox News — “and a progressive government is what made this country great.”