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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama's speech on race: 'A more perfect union.'

Prepared text: "A more perfect union" 3.18.08.

Update 3.20.08: The Obama campaign has also posted their own video of the speech, without the CNN ticker.

Copyright © 2008 by Philocrites | Posted 18 March 2008 at 12:36 PM

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5 comments:

Philocrites:

March 19, 2008 08:04 PM | Permalink for this comment

Obama's speech has been watched from start to finish 1.2 million times on YouTube in its first 24 hours. Ari Melber at The Nation predicts "it will be the most watched contemporary political speech in Internet history." (Via Tapped)

Also, from the same links roundup: Check out Mike Huckabee's defense of Jeremiah Wright and positive assessment of Obama's speech, 4 minutes into this MSNBC interview.

Jaume:

March 20, 2008 06:23 AM | Permalink for this comment

In my country, politicians affirming their faith in God in public and that everybody should be "under the same proud flag" would be considered right-wing. In the US, this discourse seems moderate and even liberal. This is how far cultural differences go even within the Western world.

Dr. D. Royce Fitts:

March 20, 2008 03:44 PM | Permalink for this comment

There are moments that I really do believe in hope with flesh and blood...I am amazed at Obama's ability to authentically speak to our nation's woundedness and offer, of all things, a way to explore and talk...and maybe even heal...

Elizabeth J. Barrett:

March 20, 2008 10:01 PM | Permalink for this comment

Senator Obama's speech is amazing! No one else could articulate such a complicated, multi-faceted issue as race in the U.S. Wow. Now, if people would simply listen, without being defensive!

Jeff W.:

March 21, 2008 09:53 AM | Permalink for this comment

I'm still having real trouble getting past the fact that Clinton's healthcare plan is just simply better than Obama's. That's a big, big issue for me and my family. But this speech was something I can't recall encountering from a politician in my lifetime, and I think, maybe, I got tipped to the Obama side of the fence. I've still got weeks to decide before my primary.



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