Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I had been strongly leaning towards Barack Obama before, but his speech has completely bowled me over. The nuance, the honesty, the clarity of thought and appreciation of opposing views, it was a thing of beauty. This is the second politician I've been truly excited about, and the first presidential candidate (Russ Feingold is the other). Even if you are a staunch Republican who has already filled out the ballot for John McCain, please read or listen to this speech. You may not change your vote, but I guarantee you will learn something about race and class, just as I have today.