Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama

Can we please just cut to the chase and put this guy in the White House right NOW?

The speech about race in America and, parenthetically, about Reverend Wright, was genius. He was not defensive about his relationship with Reverend Wright. He said what he disagreed with. But what impressed me - yet again - was that he turned it into a teachable moment about race for all Americans. He turned something that could have been mere political defense into a statement of what we face every day, what African-Americans and other people fo color face every day, and what we might turn that into if we have the courage.

Is it all about his ability to give a speech? Maybe. But to me, what it's really all about is the imagination and intellectual curiosity to think beyond the quick political answers and get to a vision of what this nation might become if we are willing to take a risk.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a President who doesn't follow the old playbook every time?

5 comments:

Lorraine said...

I wish we could. (put him in right now)
And yes, bring on a new playbook, since the old one sure has brought on a lot of problems.

{counting the days till the next primary -- is that PA?}

St. Casserole said...

Yes we can.

Rev Dr Mom said...

Amen

Mary Beth said...

Yes, yes, yes!!!!!!

Si, se puede!

Lauralew said...

Amen, Sister.

I don't check for a few days and miss your great posts!