Tuesday, March 18, 2008
He's a good orator, and it's a nice speech, but he's done better.
The issue, and this speech, deserve better than I'm going to give here, but I'm just not up to it right now.
Two things --- I like Obama less now than I did before, for his denunciation of Wright's remarks; and he really should not even have mentioned Geraldine Ferraro.
I do like the message of hope and unity, of setting aside our differences and our anger to work things out constructively, but overall, it came across as reassuring the fearful white voters that the nuclear option is off the table; that while they'd like a seat at the table and are just as deserving as anybody else, the uppity blacks are promising to not get too uppity.