Thursday, March 20, 2008

I Could Be Converted. . .

To an Obama fan.

Check out this exerpt on his speech on race:

For we have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division, and conflict, and cynicism. We can tackle race only as spectacle - as we did in the OJ trial - or in the wake of tragedy, as we did in the aftermath of Katrina - or as fodder for the nightly news. We can play Reverend Wright's sermons on every channel, every day and talk about them from now until the election, and make the only question in this campaign whether or not the American people think that I somehow believe or sympathize with his most offensive words. We can pounce on some gaffe by a Hillary supporter as evidence that she's playing the race card, or we can speculate on whether white men will all flock to John McCain in the general election regardless of his policies.

We can do that.

But if we do, I can tell you that in the next election, we'll be talking about some other distraction. And then another one. And then another one. And nothing will change.

Read the entire text at Huffington.


Liz said...

Hey you! Long time no talk. I was compelled to comment b/c I'm in agreement here. I am still a Hillary supporter to the core, but this was an impressive and interesting speech.

Hope all is well.

giddings said...

Hey Liz!
Nice to hear from you and thanks for the comment!