Barack Obama: “The Audacity of Hope” versus “The Boilerplate of Evasion”.

Herewith, my comment on The New York’s Times positive editorial on Barack Obama’s speech in Philadelphia yesterday. (They said that “he raised the discussion to a higher plane”.)

The comment:

“As you rightly observed of Barack Obama’s speech yesterday, “he raised the discussion to a higher plane.”

And –considering the ineptitude, duplicity, and arrogance that we have had since 2001– it is clear that Barack Obama would raise our whole nation “to a higher plane”.

As –I believe– would Hillary Clinton. Let us not argue about “how high?” –“raise” is already A LOT! Let us raise the “raise” issue at every opportunity.

A year ago when the name Barack Obama was still new, the BBC’s website posed the provocative question: “Barack Obama –is he black enough or white enough to be President?”, I responded, “He may be both.”

Now, a year later –after Barack “The Audacity of Hope” Obama’s moving declaration of independence from “The Boilerplate of Mealy-Mouthed Evasion” in Philadelphia yesterday– the nation’s hope has intensified. He gave us a powerful sense of the quality and decency that we have been denied.
Considering the toxic hell that he (or Hillary) will be put through, those of us who cringe at the very thought of “Bush-3” will also need to “intensify” our active support.

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  3. Lexi


    Why is a guy who grew up a rich kid with a Kenyan father and Southern White mother (no ties to being a slave whatsoever) lecturing Northern Whites regarding the Civil War when it was our ancestors who fought and died in the Union Army to free the slaves?

    Is Obama kidding or what? Yes, Senator Obama, let’s have a discussion about race in America and then maybe you’ll understand why you are in absolute freefall against John McCain in States like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. You ripped a scab off of a wound that we didn’t deserve to have inflicted in the first place.


  4. Deb

    Wow what a beautiful story. I have read your blog for a long time and have never posted a comment…It is no wonder that you often don’t open up comments with all the wack jobs out in this world.

  5. Malachi

    Dear Lexi,
    Thank you for your comment.

    The truth is that I have read it several times since you made it more than a week ago, and I still don’t know quite how to respond to it.

    But it is clear that you are angry at Obama over the issue of race, et cetera. I happen to think that the nation would benefit greatly from the “discussion” that he proposes, and I hope that he proceeds with it, and that the nation will participate fully in the opportunity that he presents. I am confident that he would be able to satisfactorily address your questions.
    His speech concerning the issues raised by The Rev. Wright’s comments –like yourself– left me with a few questions, but it did also give me hope that he can advance positively this most important and long-overdue discussion.

    Let us hope –audaciously or otherwise.
    Malachi McCormick