Bravo to Bob McDonnell for putting forth a competent GOP response. No stupid sing song voice and an amazing venue. Giving the response at a state house should be standard procedure for any GOP governor. It held up nicely to the powerful venue of the Capitol. Extra kudos for no standing ovations, but simple applause instead.
I like that McDonnell took the high road and avoided any partisan shots at Obama. Where McDonnell came close to being partisan was when he discusses the healthcare bill. However, he was killer in his description of the bill and its process.
I appreciated how he recognized our individual contributions to helping Haiti. So many people forget that individual contributions will match our government’s assistance.
McDonnell’s gratitude to his daughter for her military service was an excellent touch.
All in all, McDonnell turned in one of the best GOP response, I have seen in a long time. He also looked quite presidential doing it too. Mitt Romney beware.