The president has wrapped up meetings at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa on the fight against ISIS, and is giving a quick address to an assembled gathering of troops. Of note, there was no golf, fundraising or a meeting with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist on this visit:

Maybe he’s finally learned that the optics of his job matter?

But the biggest takeaway from the speech will be this, which sounds a lot like a promise:

There will be boots on the ground, but not combat boots?

But just yesterday Gen. Dempsey said combat troops might be needed? It’s very confusing:


The president reportedly travels back to D.C. at the conclusion of the speech.