18 March 2008

Barack Obama And The Art Of Political Expediency

I don't know that I have much to say about Barack Obama's speech today. Did he successfully simmer the racial rage surrounding his campaign? Did he quiet the critics concerned about his associations? Did he reinvigorate his worshipful followers enough to send them out proselytizing the red states. I think it will take a few weeks for us to really see how this will play out in the polls.

The question then is, who else will Obama need to disavow in the next few weeks? What other radical connection from his past will surface? To date, the senator has displayed absolute mastery in the art of political expediency. Rarely have we seen one so skilled in casting aside friends or associates with such forthright eloquence. Can it continue? Perhaps we're not far away from Obama justifying his wife's writings with, "I never shared her world view. I just married her for the sex."