Friday, August 29, 2008

Obama's Acceptance Speech

Oh my.

But don't take my word for it, ask rightwing firebrand and former Nixon speechwriter Pat Buchanan:

Ask conservative (though definitely not Republican) columnist Andrew Sullivan:

Above all, he took on national security - face on, full-throttle, enraged, as we should all be, at how disastrously American power has been handled these past eight years. He owned this issue in a way that no Democrat has owned it since Kennedy. That's a transformative event. To my mind, it is vital that both parties get to own the war on Jihadist terror and that we escape this awful Rove-Morris trap that poisons the discourse into narrow and petty partisan abuse of patriotism. Obama did this tonight. We are in his debt.

As occasioanlly happens in history, though remarkably frequently in American history, a time of extraordinary demands has given rise to an extraordinary leader.

Andrew's response is to the point:

"I've said it before - months and months ago. I should say it again tonight. This is a remarkable man at a vital moment. America would be crazy to throw this opportunity away. America must not throw this opportunity away.

Know hope."


Feels good, doesn't it?

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