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The speech . . .

obamaWell it happened.  Obama gave his much anticipated speech ending the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver last night.  What wasn’t to like?  There was something for everyone. Nevertheless, I was left wanting.  I’m reminded of eating Chinese food.  I love it during the meal, but an hour later I want more.  There just doesn’t seem to be “a there, there.”

Also, I am amazed at my community’s enthusiastic acceptance of his speech as an embrace on gay rights.  This is what he said:

“I know there are differences on same-sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the person they love in the hospital and to live lives free of discrimination.” 

That’s progressive?  That’s “step-up-to-the plate” support?  For me it’s a throw-away, reminding me of a Bill Clinton — “I feel your pain” — bromide.  I think I am going to look elsewhere.

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