Historically, the greatest leaders have had the vision to help us transcend our differences and act on the basis of our shared hopes and dreams -- for the benefit of all. Barack Obama is proving daily that he has the potential to be just such a leader. The question is, do we deserve the faith he has put in us to get beyond our differences in order to realize our common dreams. Or do we choose the divisive, pessimistic, petty-politics of the past offered by Hillary Clinton?
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- Mr. Obama’s Profile in Courage | New York Times Editorial Board:
"There are moments — increasingly rare in risk-abhorrent modern campaigns — when politicians are called upon to bare their fundamental beliefs. In the best of these moments, the speaker does not just salve the current political wound, but also illuminates larger, troubling issues that the nation is wrestling with...."
- Black, White & Gray | Maureen Dowd | New York Times
"...Overriding aides who objected to putting race center stage, Barack Obama addressed a painful, difficult subject straightforwardly with a subtlety and decency rare in American politics...."
- Obama Race Speech Reaction | The Huffington Post