One last political note for the day

It’s an absolute shame that McCain’s running mate has dominated the news, or at least my own brain. Really, the most important note of the week was Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Here it is. You should watch it if you haven’t already:

Obama is, and I’ll happily say this without feeling like I’m exaggerating, a genius. I was impressed by how he attacked McCain’s policies and positions without once attacking McCain the man. “We are better than these past eight years”, Obama reminded us. “Patriotism has no party”, he says, and I can’t tell you how glad it made me feel to hear a national politician say this.

I still have a few minor quibbles with Obama, but nothing that can’t wait until after he’s been elected President and our nation is being steered back off the path of self-destruction it’s been on since 2001.

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