Saturday, February 16, 2008

Obama's Substance

Recall in my earlier post, "Barack Obama's Extraordinary Detail," Andrew Sullivan's quoted as arguing "What people fail to understand is that in politics, words are also substance."

That may be true, but as ace commenter
Wordsmith notes:

I seriously remain numb to Obama's speeches with anecdotal stories galore about teachers so poor they have to hold two jobs and buy erasers for underfunded schools, blah, blah, blah with the heartstring tugging stories.
Let's listen in to that effect, in this Obama victory speech, via YouTube:

See also, Mark Steyn, "Obama the Muzak Messiah of the Pseudo-Revolution."