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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Obama Redux

I missed the President's speech yesterday.  I guess I assumed that what has been correctly billed as the defining moment of this term would be broadcast in prime time, not middle of the afternoon, middle of the week. Oh, well.  I have seen some of the clips Rachel and Ed showed last night, recovered the text from Rachel's blog, and plan to read it tomorrow.

Rachel and Ed are thrilled.  Dennis Kucinich appeared to be seriously underwhealmed.   I'm somewhere in between - heartened, but not thrilled. 

I'll probably have more to say, after I've read the full text.  For now, at least, I'm marginally less pessimistic.

This is quite a small move, but it is in a positive direction, and that hasn't happened for the longest time.

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