Tuesday, March 18, 2008

To Move a Nation: Live Blogging Obama in Philadelphia

Barack Obama is still speaking.

I don't know what others will have to say.

For me, this is, simply speaking, a transcendent moment in the history of American democracy.

No one in my lifetime offers Obama's potential to bring Americans together to heal America's most profound ills and narrow the gap between the deeply flawed realities of our time and our most profound ideals and aspirations.

With this speech, Obama takes his place with Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King among the most resonant and enduring voices of America. This is the most important speech since "I Have a Dream." It far exceeds, in both depth and truth, candidate JFK's celebrated 1960 speech on his Catholicism.

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