The fact is, when people talk about “the great inaugural addresses” they’re really talking about three at most, and from those three, three phrases:
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
“Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
So basically, people are scanning Obama’s speech to see if there are any Immortal Phrases, which here means simplistic notions expressed in a rhetorical antithesis. Big whup.
Seriously people, if you can’t handle a speech made of more than soundbites, you’re part of the problem.