You Tube - Obama Speech: 'A More Perfect Union'<br><br>I have not watched the speech, but I read the prepared transcript (here) about an hour ago. What makes the speech interesting is the sort of 'all cards out' approach that Sen. Obama is taking. He does not leave any issue off the table and draws everything back into the narrative of his campaign. As a political speech from a political candidate, it's amazingly comprehensive, open, and argumentative. As the speech of a statesman, the jury may well be out but the fact that he sounds so 'presidential' is great.<br><br>It really highlights why I am so supportive of his candidacy. He is making an argument for his politics. How long has it been since someone did that? In Illinois, you would have to go back to Paul Simon.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U<br><br>EDIT: changed the text link from Tribune blog to Tribune proper<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by newkojak on 03/18/08 02:19 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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