Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama's brilliant speech

By Michael J.W. Stickings

I'll have more on it later. Suffice it here to say that it was, in my view, genuinely excellent, a brilliant speech by a brilliant man. Watch it, if you haven't already:

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  • Watching the speech today I was once again reminded how rare it is for any politician to inspire me and Obama has done it once again. Originally, I leaned Edwards, who had some of that ability, but now I feel Obama MUST win or it may send me and this country into a funk from which we'll never recover.

    By Blogger Edward Copeland, at 7:08 PM  

  • I couldn't agree more, Edward -- although I must add that I would support Hillary in November. She'd be far better than McCain. I just hope it doesn't get to that.

    Obama's speech was indeed deeply and profoundly inspirational. But it was also more than that. It was a speech about America, about the hard and dirty truths that most Americans, and certainly America's political class, and certainly her mainstream media, would rather not hear, let alone discuss in any sort of meaningful way. In a way, Obama spoke truth to power, power residing in the demos, in the people. And it was moving. And it proved to me once again why he is such an amazing political figure. I'm not American, I don't have a vote, and Canadian history on race is very different from America's, and yet I feel extremely grateful for Obama.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 8:21 PM  

  • It was brilliant...and brave. He is a scary smart, deeply thoughtful man.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:51 PM  

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