Barack Obama steals the show

Hats off, gentlemen — a political genius. Obama just established himself as the foremost young politician in America, a true star in the ascendant. Tragic, that our network television stations couldn’t take a break from their sitcoms to share something this historic with the American people.

The Discussion: 7 Comments

I wish I could have seen this guy. Harold Ford Jr. looks like he has competition as the “foremost young politician in America.” Hopefully Ford will be joining Obama in the Senate after he knocks of Frist in 2006.

July 27, 2004 @ 8:37 pm | Comment

Sounds too good to be true — a Senate without Frist would be a much better place. Now, if only we could get rid of Santorum as well….

July 27, 2004 @ 9:22 pm | Comment

You missed a wonderful profile of Obama in the New Yorker.

He does seem like a great candidate / potential member of Congress.

July 27, 2004 @ 9:52 pm | Comment


It was a truly brilliant speech by a man from whom we will hear much more in the years to come.

Thank goodness for CNN Asian Edition; we are able to watch all of the major speakers here in Beijing.


July 28, 2004 @ 12:42 am | Comment

I’m not sure such a past heavy cocaine, marijuana, and alcoholic abuser is going to have a bright national future.

But I could be wrong.

July 28, 2004 @ 4:15 am | Comment

George W. Bush has done pretty well for himself, hasn’t he?

July 28, 2004 @ 6:20 am | Comment

Barack Obama’s speech was magnificent, but the real story is the new crop of African-American leaders who are being groomed in the Democratic Party for leadership postions. This is a healthy sign for the Democratic Party and for the country in general. Along with Barack Obama, there is Harold Ford, Jr., Jesse Jackson Jr., Kendrick Meek, Artur Davis, Ray Nagin, and Corey Booker that can be looked to as the future of the Democratic Party and who will become accomplished leaders of the party and hopefully the nation in years to come.

What’s good is that these African-American leaders are not just talking about so-called “black” or to use the media euphemism “urban” issues, but talk about the broad spectrum of issues that affect all americans-health care, social security, jobs, crime, and national security.

As long as these politicians are held to the same standards of white politicians (and we have had drug abusers, alcoholics and ganja smokers in the white house-think Bill Clinton and George W. Bush) I think that they can represent the country just as well.

August 2, 2004 @ 6:32 am | Comment

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