Obama Has A Dream—But Does It Include You?
speech on race relations has been hailed as
visionary. Former Senator Harris Wofford
compared it to the
Gettysburg Address and
Rep. Jim Moran (D.-VA) compared it to Martin Luther
"I Have a Dream" speech. Even
conservative author Charles Murray
"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
responsibility for own lives"
that "they must always believe that they can write
their own destiny".