Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Obama's best speech of the campaign
Regular readers of this blog will know that we support Hillary here. But it has to be said that Barack Obama's speech yesterday was his best of the campaign; it had a sincerity that seemed absent from the rockstar gigs that have characterised his campaign to date, and as a result managed to evoke the freshness of his remarkable national debut at the 2004 Democratic Convention. But the question is whether it does enough to stem the criticism of his pastor's remarks or the growing doubts about Obama's broader judgment in his associates. And given that it seems unlikely that it will, the reality remains that Hillary has a better chance of beating McCain in 2008.