Barack Obama’s speech at Nelson Mandela’s Memorial service:
….watching it, I got the sense that it was more than just one for the ages. I liked it.
It had all the oratory hallmarks of Obama gold — tactical and extended pausing, eye contact, vocal crescendo peppered with the odd hand gestures. I had forgotten how piercing his eyes were, he seemed almost emotional at times — drawing long breaths as if to contain emotion at one or two points. He seemed quite moved.
These are my highlights and lowlights from his speech: