"That's My Patriotism"
by Todd Beeton, Mon May 05, 2008 at 12:46:40 AM EDT
I said yesterday that I feared Barack Obama was just sort of sitting on his hands when it came to hitting back against the unpatriotic bullshit meme being spread about him. I was wrong. Listen to how he closed his speech at the North Carolina Jefferson Jackson dinner Saturday night. In it he made the stirring case for what patriotism means to him and revealed a passion I haven't seen him display in a long time. After being hit off his stride, apparently having bought into the ubiquitous Obama inevitability campaign, it now looks like he is really fighting for this thing.
Below is the last 10 minutes of his speech. I recommend watching the whole thing but the relevant part begins at the 5 minute mark. (The first three parts of his speech as well as Hillary Clinton's can be found HERE.)
For me it brings to mind his arguably game-changing Iowa J-J speech from last November. One wonders if this one be similarly consequential.