<a href="http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MjI3MWMyOGFkNmQ2MGFjNzRhYzYwMGVhZWJhMjcyOGM=">from the national review</a><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Have I missed the competition? [Charles Murray]<br><br>I read the various posts here on "The Corner," mostly pretty ho-hum or critical about Obama's speech. Then I figured I'd better read the text (I tried to find a video of it, but couldn't). I've just finished. Has any other major American politician ever made a speech on race that comes even close to this one? As far as I'm concerned, it is just plain flat out brilliant—rhetorically, but also in capturing a lot of nuance about race in America. It is so far above the standard we're used to from our pols.... But you know me. Starry-eyed Obama groupie.<p><hr></blockquote><p>who is Charles Murray . . . wikipedia says:<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Charles Alan Murray (born 1943) is employed at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, DC. He is perhaps best known for his book The Bell Curve, co-authored with the late Richard Herrnstein, which discusses the role of IQ in American society. "The Bell Curve" generated substantial controversy for its statements about race and IQ.<p><hr></blockquote><p>guess that's a pretty good speech . . . presidential, you might say. <br><br>