President Obama yesterday urged the nation. The executive urging came at a commencement address to the Tulsa School of Business graduating class where the president used strong words to encourage the nation to adopt urgency toward things that need it.
The urge related message came on the heels of Vice President Biden's less pointed but still urgent urging earlier this week at a public appearance he made on a commuter train headed from Philadelphia to South Philadelphia, PA. The vice president was on the train to try to restore confidence in the nation's rail system which some say he slightly undermined earlier when he suggested that a deadly disease would most likely be caught by anyone riding on it.
When the president was asked what matters deserve the most urgency, he replied "There's so many. The economy, civil liberties, Guantanamo, the economy, that's at least seven right there. I urge all Americans because we can do it!"
The presidential urging is considered to be one of his strongest statements since the first few days of office when he said the task at hand was formidable.