Wednesday, July 28, 2004


After months of buildup, Barack Obama finally had his national debutante party last night, and I think he made a great impression. His Democratic National Convention keynote speech was excellent - inspiring, inclusive, and illustrative of the basic principles of the Democratic Party. It's probably way too early to speak of him, as some are already doing, as a future Presidential candidate - the speech was rich in rhetoric but light in substance - but he's a shoo-in for the open Illinois US Senate seat. You can be sure we'll be seeing and hearing a lot more from Mr. Obama. His tenure in the Senate should give us a picture of what he thinks and how he goes about the business of government. If he lives up to his billing, he could be a real contender in 2012.

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