I don't think most such speeches can withstand scrutiny or analysis. That he hit a chord with his audience and they liked it made is a successful speech. THat it is getting this attention make it "special".
I don't agree with it. The whole definition of "special" to me is exactly what privileged children are. Just by the virtue of their birth, they are treated very well. So, yes, these kids are special and hopefully they can do special things in accordance with the special treatment they have gotten.