The One for health care reform

It must be frustrating to be a Republican trying to bring down a president who can not only think and talk at the same time, but who has the courage to call Sarah Palin a liar. And then, of all things, to have the news coverage dominated by one of your own having to apologize for his town-hall outburst. The best they could do was glue themselves to their seats, waving their papers. And they’ve gone back to calling him “The One.” That tells you something.

I’m very, very partisan, as I admitted the other day. I’m like the fat lady (except for the fat part) whose tears coursed down her face as she gazed adoringly at Bush during one of his staged rallies.

As I watched Obama’s Philadelphia speech on race, I knew right then that he’d turned the corner of his campaign; that he would win. Not just because he was “articulate,” but because of the level of his thinking. By framing the health care issue with Kennedy’s words:

what we face is above all a moral issue; that at stake are not just the details of policy, but fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country.

he has done it again. We will get health care reform.

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