Friday, January 04, 2008

Obama's Victory Speech

More about last night in a moment, but just a few thoughts about Obama:

1. I like hearing him talk. He's the first major candidate since who knows when who talks like an intelligent person. No more crackers (Jimmy, Bill, W), no more insensate wonks (Gore, Kerry), or just plain airheads (George HW Bush). He's a good speaker on just technical terms.

2. There's intelligence and substance in his words. He says things which should be cliches but he puts the real meaning into the words. And he knows what and why he's saying the words. It's a script, for sure, but in the manner of a preacher and teacher, not a politician. I have a lot of respect for that.

Hear his victory speech:

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