first off, i agree with the many who think this speech was really challenging and courageous. i think i could vote for obama based on this speech alone.One think I've been thinking about is that this whole situation brings up the sad distinction, separation, and division between white christianity (especially white evangelical christianity) and black christianity. white christians certainly do not understand black christians. do we even value them? i think white christianity is probably quite racist when it comes to black christianity. i think all of this may have a negative impact on obama reaching undecided evangelicals in the general election. white evangelicals now realize that obama is certainly not their kind of christian. many may conclude that he is not a christian at all because his christianity looks so very different (too black). Personally, I think obama's kind of christianity would be nothing but good for us all.
i get chills when this guy speaks. he might be the greatest political orator in this country since jfk. i find myself in a constant desire to put my current surroundings in the context of history. 50 years from now, obama is going to be a man we tell our grandchildren about. he's the right man at the right time.
I'm not sure what I could add to this speech. Really the first speech of my lifetime I think I'll remember for the rest of my life and want to rewatch over and over again.As Adam suggested, it's a shame that such a discourse had to occur under circumstances that are so divisive. But still, this is about 1000 times more productive than the Don Imus thing.
Obama is done.Even if Obama wins the Democratic primary, McCain and the Republicans are going to play Rev. Wright's speeches over and over again in the Fall, juxtaposed with a picture of a smiling Obama & Rev. Wright.If Obama disagreed with what Rev. Wright was saying, he should have stood up to him like a man and told him the hate-filled rhetoric he spewed was garbage. But Obama didn't b/c he's a panderer.
gee i wonder who that last comment was from...
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