Montage: Watch the Media Lose Its Collective Mind over Obama’s Farewell Address

‘He’ll go down as the most consequential and excellent president, viewed from the very beginning of the country until now’

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The reviews are in, and the media agrees: Obama “hit it out of the park” in his farewell speech Tuesday night.

Here's just a sampling of the positive press that's rolled in since Obama wrapped his remarks:

"A sermon on democracy, a song on gratitude and hope." -- George Stephanopoulos, ABC

"This room was electric ... the crowd here was hanging on his every word." -- Tom Llamas, ABC

"We are not going to be hearing a speech like this from a sitting president, for four or eight years." -- Anderson Cooper, CNN.

"He's an orator, that's just who he is, that's why he can hit it out of the park like this." -- Dana Bash, CNN

"He's one of the most eloquent presidents we've had for a long, long time." -- Tom Brokaw, NBC

"The most respected man in America ... he'll go down as the most consequential and excellent president, viewed from the very beginning of the country until now." -- Rachel Maddow, MSNBC

Check out the montage above for the full highlight reel.

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