Monday, February 11, 2008


"The One"

For those so inclined, take a look/listen at Barack Obama's speech from last Saturday's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Virginia.

The man always "gives good speech", but this one was, to me, in a class by itself. For one thing, there seemed to be more "meat on the bones." He put more policy specificity into this one. Indeed, it was a bit more noticeable that he worked from a prepared text this time.

The substance, body language and tone send a unified message: He is starting to believe that he is can see the light at the end of the tunnel of the primary process. There's a confidence, not over-confidence, coming out of him. He knows that even among Democrats, policy detail is the one thing Hillary Clinton has over him (that's why she challenged him to more debates; they are her strength). And so, he's decided to expand the rhetorical/strategic playing field. By incorporating more detail-oriented prose into his powerful poetry, he's now showing that he's happy to play on Clinton's turf.

Anyway, this is the first time that I really thought that this guy may actually the one to knock Clinton off.

The speech is 20 minutes long, but well worth watching.

UPDATE: Oops! Just to show that even the best campaigns can't be perfect, Ed Morrissey points out a rather embarrassing picture in an Obama local office in Texas.

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