Just watched Obama's Berlin speech this afternoon on U.S. television. The Daily Telegraph has the full transcript.
It is difficult to see how scenes of tens of thousands of cheering left-wing Germans will increase support for Obama back home. After all, Germany and much of Europe have barely lifted a finger to help the Americans in the war against Islamist terrorism and won't fight in Afghanistan.
The speech itself was well delivered but completely lacking in any policy ideas. Soaring rhetoric but thoroughly lightweight in content. Obama basically gave the Germans what they wanted - European-style mush.
The latest Fox News poll shows Obama's lead narrowing over McCain - Obama on 41 percent, McCain on 40, indicating that his overseas trip isn't playing that well domestically.