Has the White House laid off the president's speech writers? Or maybe the president makes so many appearances, they've made a conscious decision to use each speech at least twice.
The Republican National Committee now seizes on the lack of originality:
One other possibility crosses my mind. Maybe Mr. Obama intended to deliver something new at the 2012 event shown here. But someone hit the wrong link, and the teleprompter called up an older text instead of a new one.