Have Another Snort, Mr. Ridley.
Sometimes essentially intelligent people get wrapped up in the moment and say things which, upon reflection, they’d most likely think were stupid.
Of course that’s not necessarily true – face it, some people never reflect on anything.
But if I read this after I had sobered up written it, I might be a bit ashamed. Then again, I might just have another shot of the Kool Aid:
Every president to hold office has espoused some version of Americanism; the truths that we hold self-evident, even when those truths are not always in evidence. But for all their grand rhetoric and mostly good deeds, none was able to seal the deal on the trifecta of equality, plurality and socioeconomic ascendancy. Obama has. Obama is the more perfect union. He is a house united. Obama is the New Generation and the hot light of a dawn that goes way beyond clever talk of morning in America.
Quite simply, quite plainly, just by virtue his being, Obama is America. The first true American to lead our nation.
George Washington, call your agent.
Hope and change.