I don't know if Barack Obama's speech, "A More Perfect Union," will help or hurt him in his effort to win the Democratic nomination for President. The voters will decide that.
I am convinced more than ever, however, that Barack Obama is a different kind of politician.
This speech and his candidacy are not defined by poll-driven consultants or political expediency. They are based on his understanding and appreciation of American history and his commitment to social justice.
The speech was remarkable for its honesty, morality and understanding of the American experience. It was the best speech I have ever heard a presidential candidate make.
Attached is the New York Times editorial, "Mr. Obama’s Profile in Courage," about the speech and below is a video of the speech.