As expected, President Obama’s speech on foreign policy yesterday was a bit hit with the pundits on MSNBC.

Watch the video above for their thoughts — see below for a sample of their praise:

“Today was different. Today, the president gave one of those speeches — an Obama speech. One of those signature speeches by this person at this moment in history that somehow rise up out of normal politics and address a taboo with an uncommon level of frankness and clarity and nuance.” — MSNBC’s Christopher Hayes

“Today’s speech was an important historic moment. It was a speech worthy of a man who has won the Nobel Peace Prize.” - MSNBC’s Al Sharpton

“This is a big historic speech. This is a turning point for the way America talks about its role in the world.” - MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

“It was, I believe, the kind of presidential leadership many of us applaud. It probably helps I agree with everything the president said today.” - MSNBC’s Chris Matthews