Obama Has A Dream—But Does It Include You?


Barack Obama`s

speech on race relations
has been hailed as
visionary. Former Senator Harris Wofford
(D-Pennsylvania)

compared
it to the

Gettysburg Address
and

Rep. Jim Moran
(D.-VA) compared it to Martin Luther
King`s

"I Have a Dream"
speech. Even

conservative author
Charles Murray

said
:

"Has any other major American politician ever made a
speech on race that comes even close to this one? As far
as I`m concerned, it is just plain flat out
brilliant—rhetorically, but also in capturing a lot of
nuance about race in America."

No one can deny that Obama is an orator. (Click

here
for NRO`s Kathleen Parker getting all dreamy
over the Obama speech.) But what "nuance" does he
actually take up?

To the extent that there is anything new in Obama`s
speech, it is that he asks African Americans to take
"full
responsibility for own lives"

and says
that "they must always believe that they can write
their own destiny".