Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Obama

Obama is speaking now. There is a messianic quality about him. His cadence is that of a preacher. He is uplifting. His supporters are now chanting USA.

Say what you want about Obama, but the guy can speak. "Yes He Can!"

EDITED TO ADD -- He seems to be supporting the Zubrin plan on energy. He says he wants to support among other things wind power. I wonder if he will ask Senator Kennedy about the Cape Wind Project.

6 comments:

Dominik Hennig said...

Yes, he can!

Rodak said...

To paraphrase an old saying my grandmother used on me more than once:

If speeches were horses, we all could ride.

Anthony said...

Dominik -- Wenn ich höre "Yes We Can", ich denke "Bob the Builder" (Ich habe zwei Kinder)

Rodak -- good saying.

Madscribe said...

I agree with Rodak's grandmother, but Anthony, I'm assuming it must be a lawyer thing on your part. I hate to break it to you, Obama is a so-so speaker when it comes to the African-American ear. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Paul Robeson, Louis Farrakhan, Ossie Davis and ... Obama? Naaah, not even close ...

I think you're having law school flashbacks, as Obama's rhetoric is exciting only in a "Paper Chase-ish" sort of way. Yeah, I'd sit up during one of his Constitutional Law lectures. I'm sure he would be a lot more interesting than Laurence Tribe ...

Anthony said...

MS -- maybe a lkawyer thing (you are still waiting for me to blog about law, aren't you). Or maybe a Catholic thing, few Catholic priests can preach a good sermon.

I did not go to Harvard, so I cannot comment about Tribe, but my con law professor keeps getting alled up to West Point to speak on national security law issues.

Rodak said...

Obama is a so-so speaker when it comes to the African-American ear.

MS--
You mean Obama is to MLK as Pat Paulsen is to Bill Clinton?