Hot licks and rhetoric

As a rule, you’re basically having a good day if you’re getting better press than Apple. Both the President and Apple are known for powerful public appearances, but Apple has a record of exceeding initial expectations, while Obama has thus far been unable to deliver on his most important promises.

CNN added an interesting twist to its political coverage this year, with a new tool to analyze Twitter chatter about the president’s speech. No word on why CNN seems to think that people who Tweet about politics have anything useful to say about the mood of the larger electorate.

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