Did syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer ("Our New President Delivers an Odd, Undistinguished Speech," Jan. 24) listen to the same inaugural address that I did?
I heard a challenge to the American people, an attempt to reawaken our spirit. I found the speech inspiring and passionately delivered. It reminded me of another inaugural address: "Ask not what your country can do for you ... ." Maybe this speech will not be quoted 50 years from now, but "flat rhetoric"? "Mediocrity"? Really?
I often disagree with Mr. Krauthammer's views, but I often read his columns because they are persuasive statements that raise legitimate arguments. It's healthy to consider well-stated opposing views. But this time I'm left wondering if the planet he listened to the inaugural address from had poor reception.
MICHAEL McGRATH SR.