Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day Speech by Barack Obama

This speech convinced me that Barack Obama is too good for the Democratic Party.

It also convinced me that if people actually give him a listen he just might be the next President of the United States - and deserve the job. (All my criticism of him notwithstanding.)


quid said...

With the weight... of the nomination lifted, at least for a short while, he looks and sounds again like the man I elected my "2007 person of the year" ...back in January

"....he uplifts others, he speaks from his heart, he believes in his vision with passion, he states it eloquently. There is little artifice. There is much to be admired. He is perhaps untested; he may not have the experience in federal government or on the world stage that is thought to be a prerequisite for the highest office in the land.

When all is said and done, Obama may fade away and become yesterday's news. And even if he does, what he accomplished on the national stage in 2007 is more than did any other single contributor. And when his year and this election fade away, Obama's words about what needs to be made right (not what is wrong) in America today, from Audacity, will linger:

"We say we value the legacy we leave the next generation, and then saddle that generation with mountains of debt. We say we believe in equal opportunity but then stand idle while millions of American children languish in poverty. We insist that we value family, but then structure our economy and organize our lives so as to ensure that our families get less and less of our time."

We've been doing these kinds of things for years, for decades...we are our own worst enemies. Electable or not, I cherish Barack Obama for giving us a wake up call in 2007.

Thanks for finding the speech, HB. It was definitely worth a viewing.

Pam said...

Hey Alg!

I'll check out the speech. I do enjoy listening to his speeches.

He really does sound, from all his speeches, almost too good to be true.