Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Messiah's Memorial Day Miracle

We've become a bit jaundiced about miracles; modernity often seems to conflict with our ability to believe. This may change, though, as the election unfolds. Never before have voters had the opportunity to evaluate and possibly elect a major-party candidate seemingly so comfortable with the mantle of miracle-working savior as apparently is Barack Obama.

Right off the bat, Senator Obama pronounces as risen a number of our fallen heroes.

On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.
Here is the video of his complete speech in Las Cruces, NM on Memorial Day.

Of course, perhaps it's entirely normal and expected for a Chicago politician to see dead potential voters in every audience, sort of a Daley machine twist on the movie The Sixth Sense. Or, maybe the deceased the senator said he saw were residents of the seven extra states he says he's toured during the primary season.

Or, maybe he actually does see them. At some point we need to start accepting that he really does mean what he says.

The most interesting aspect of the speech, however, was its mediocrity. Self-centered, yes, but all of his speeches are stuck in that rut. This one, though, was completely flat. Flat in theme, flat in tone, flat in delivery.

I wonder why? Is it possible that the senator can't manage a patriotic subject?

The flag lapel pin helps, though.

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