Obama Wraps Up

Obama uses the end of his speech to look forward:  "For we have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division and conflicts and cynicism.  We can tackle race only as a spectacle, as we did in the OJ trial, or in the wake of tragedy, as we did in the aftermath of Katrina, or as fodder for the nightly news.  We can play Rev. Wright's sermons on every channel every day and talk about them from now until the election and make the only question in this campaign whether or not the American people think that I somehow believe or sympathize with his most offensive words. We can pounce on some gaffe by a Hillary supporter as evidence that she's playing the race card or we can speculate on whether white men will flock to John McCain in the general election regardless of his policies. We can do that. But if we do, I can tell you that in the next election we'll be talking about some other distraction. And then another one. And then another one. And nothing will change."

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