Thursday, March 20, 2008

Obama's speech

I just listened to Obama's Philadelphia race speech. Here's a link to Obama's YouTube channel. The speech is 38 minutes long and it is as good as people say. It is as forthright a discussion about racial issues in this country as you are likely to hear a politician give. The one thing I didn't like was the few times it seemed he was playing to protectionist sentiment. (Yglesias agrees.)

Obama is a good speaker. After years of having to listen to Bush it will be such a relief.

This clip has apparently been viewed 1.6 million times as of this posting. I'm sure people have seen other versions of it on YouTube as well.

And remember, Obama wrote this one himself.

In a way, it's sad that a speech like this from a presidential candidate is considered so breakthrough.

I can't wait for Americans to see Obama and McCain side by side.

UPDATE: A lot of people are watching this speech. It's "going viral" as the saying goes.

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