Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Obama - The Democrats' Demosthenes

EJ Dionne wrote an opinion piece with important historical political background for those of us who don't remember a campaign before 1972.

"In 1960, the articulate Adlai stevenson compared his own oratory unfavorably with John F. Kennedy's "Do you remember," Stevenson said, "that in classical times when Cicero had finished speaking, the people said, 'How well he spoke,' but when Demosthenes had finished speaking, the people said, 'Let us march.'" At this hour, Obama is the Democrats' Demosthenes."

To read all of Dionne, click here.

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