Did you see Barack Obama’s race speech or what he calls “A More Perfect Union” speech yesterday? Wow, what a performance! He spoke about two of the most controversial issues in American politics, race and religion, and did it with such strength, confidence, but at the same time, humility. To get all the details, read the transcrip here. I think this will become a classic within the category of political speeches, this is political art – smart, visionary and extremely personal (look at what he says about his white grand mother). As one of the commentator at Huffington Post, Chris Durang, says, “We would be lucky, very lucky, to have him as a president.”
And even before he was finished speaking, people started posting comments online about the speech. Huffington Post has a good overview, take also a look at Technorati. Here are reader’s comments at Washington Post.