The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan, who has made it a practice to use the word "Christianist" to liken some evangelical Christians to Islamist terrorists, and who, in the face of all evidence, has devoted thousands of words to his doubts that Sarah Palin is the mother of son Trig Palin, was deeply moved by the president's speech in Tucson:

To rate this address on any political meter would be to demean it. The president wrested free of politics tonight and spoke of greater things. I pledge myself to try and follow his advice and debate with vigor and spirit and candor and bluntness, but with more civility, more empathy, and, yes, more love.