6 thoughts on “Obama’s speech”

  1. Rhetorically brilliant, indeed (and I’m one of those people who agrees it is absolutely time for a change after eight years). Though I’d also suggest a drinking game where you take a shot every time he references a Kennedy or a Clinton. 😉

  2. My wife, a hardcore Democrat, who has quaffed deeply from the Obama Kool-Aid, thought the speech was “too cerebral”.

    The man has certainly triangulated pretty hard to the right. Deeply dishonest indeed.

  3. Obama’s speech was a good move. I found it a bit underwhelming compared to his earlier speeches, but for the next two months he needs to put the Messiah stuff aside and become a pragmatic policy wonk. His speech was a good pivot point.

    In other news, McCain/Palin ’08 [1]

    If there really are millions of disaffected Hillary voters out there, counting to 270 electoral votes may have just gotten a lot harder for Obama.

    [1] http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MzQ0YjQ2NzI0ZjMzYWQ4ZDAwYzUzYzQ3NTBkMTk0ZGM=

  4. fl,

    Add in “change,” and I’m pretty sure we have a recipe for suicide-by-alcohol-poisoning!

    Lexington & Brent,

    McCain needs to bring Obama down to just another politician, removing the buzz that Obama has enjoyed up till now in the general. Hill eventually did this in the primaries, but it was too late. If this new, angry Obama is a preview of the his persona from here on, this may be another good sign that McCain is inside Obama’s OODA loop. [1]

    PS,

    This must have been planned — it all fits in with the “Why didn’t Obama pick Hillary” meme that McCain and his surrogates have been pushing…

    I posted my own view of Palin [2] — I like yours too [3], btw.

    [1] http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/6119.html
    [2] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2008/08/24/biden-is-an-acceptable-choice.html#comment-127459
    [3] http://purpleslog.wordpress.com/2008/08/28/palin-as-mccains-vp-running-mate/

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