Thursday, January 03, 2008

Obama Says

"People who love this country can change it."

I hope so.

And he thanks the field organizers and focuses quite a bit on the mechanics of the win as a structure on which to hang his larger message of hope. That's good. Organization for change. A good plan. A plan at all, which is a start. Looking at the signs in the room, I certainly can sum up the Obama candidacy in a single word, which is helpful. Change.

Huckabee didn't quite quote "no change for change's sake" but he came close. I think that second part - change plus - is tremendously helpful and Obama would do well to incorporate that angle in his message. It's there, but it needs highlighting.

He's more Clintonian than Hillary Clinton with his references to Iowans and their stories. And he can speak circles around Hillary too.

Yup, I will say now, risking being totally wrong later, that Obama will be the nominee and we're at least one, probably two more primaries from knowing for certain who the Republican counterpart will be.

We are not a collection of red states and blue states, we are the United States of American and in this moment, in this election, we are ready to believe again.
I know I am.

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