Barak Obama’s Speech in Philadelphia, March 18

This is about 35 min. In it, Obama offered a bit of media analysis:

“We can play Rev. Wright’s sermons on every channel every day, and talk about them from now until the election, and make the only question in this campaign whether or not the American people think that I somehow believe or sympathize with his most offensive words. We can pounce on some gaffe by a Hillary supporter as evidence that she’s playing the race card, or we can speculate on whether white men will all flock to John McCain in the general election regardless of his policies. We can do that.  But if we do, I can tell you that in the next election, we’ll be talking about some other distraction.  And then another one. And then another one.  And nothing will change.”

(Remember the Howard Dean scream?)

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One Response to Barak Obama’s Speech in Philadelphia, March 18

  1. Suasoria says:

    I appreciated the tone of it. It was appreciably different than the usual stump speech – it was stern and serious, like the tone you’d use to scold your kids while at the same time bucking up their ego. (“I know you’re capable of doing better than this.”)

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