After two years in office, some supporters wonder whether he can once again inspire a nation.On Wednesday, President Obama laid out his plans to cut the national deficit, in a highly-anticipated speech some called the first of the 2012 campaign season. The reactions were for the most part predictable - the speech was applauded by his supporters and panned by House Republicans and the Tea Party.
The only real surprise reaction came from the President's running-mate, Vice President Joe Biden, who appeared to have trouble staying awake through the early-afternoon speech.
To be fair, his eyes were only closed for about 30 seconds. Vice President Biden may just be sleep deprived like so many other politicians in Washington, D.C - just look at the woman nodding off behind him in the video.Mr. Biden isn't the first person the president has put to sleep. Last year, a Kalamazoo, Mich. teen was caught on tape dozing off during a high school commencement speech delivered by President Obama.