Friday, January 04, 2008

The Speech

Not only did Barack Obama deliver an electrifying speech last night in Des Moines, a speech that built on the energy of a historic moment, but he managed his photo op better than his rivals. The background was not cluttered with friends and family, looking stiff and uncomfortable in their ritual roles. Instead, the screen was filled with wildly exuberant supporters, waving signs calling for change (photo at the link). He left it up to Hillary Clinton to make some sort of inscrutable statement by sharing the stage with Madeleine Albright. Want to read what he actually said? Here's the transcript.

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