Friday, March 21, 2008

Sorry one more on the speech

Melanie Phillips has figured out how to say more clearly what I found unsatisfying. The actual problem he faced was never addressed.

But hey, Obama doesn’t want us to talk about Wright’s sermons any more. He wants us to start swaying and clapping and chanting along with his hypnotic rhetoric, presumably so redolent of the cadences of Pastor Wright. Because Obama stands for change. And now we know what he wants to change. He wants to change the subject.

This is not to say it was not in many ways a good speech. It just does nothing useful to answer the question about his devotion to a nutjob bigot.


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