Monday, February 04, 2008

Yes. We. Can.

So amazing...

Some of the most telling evidence of the power of Obama's speech is in these comments which were excerpted from by kaelamantis and glic over at dkos.

I don't care if you are the biggest Obama hater out there -- you WILL think this video is cool. Obama's "Yes we can" speech in New Hampshire was historically memorable. This video cements the inspiration found in his words. He may be full of hopeful air but if you take the speech in a more personal way, it can certainly rustle something good in your heart.

Masterful, political poetry.

Read some of the other comments here. I've never heard so many people (from across the political spectrum) respond to a speaker the way they do to Obama. Friends, relatives, and strangers mostly say "WOW!" That includes people who would never vote for him.

Give credit where due with Obama. I dont agree with him on much of anything, but I must admit I like the guy. I dont feel the gut-wrenching, sickness and dread at the words "President Obama" that the words "President Clinton" invoke.

You can disagree with almost every word Barack Obama says. I certainly do. But I think you have to have your head buried in the sand to deny that his speech(es) and this video are going to be powerful to some people.

I think their comments speak to the power of Obama's vision. If the self-identified right-wing bloggers are speaking like this about Obama, just imagine what the left wing bloggers are saying.


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