I'm kicking myself that I missed Barack Obama's speech last night; the transcript is here. When and if (and I think it is when) he runs for president, he has my vote. Perhaps with Gavin Newsom as his veep... I can dream, can't I?
Really, I'll love him forever for this already-famous segment:
The pundits, the pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue States: red states for Republicans, blue States for Democrats. But I've got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states.
We coach little league in the blue states and, yes, we've got some gay friends in the red states.
There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq, and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq.
Take that, all you pundits who seem so certain God has no place in the Democratic Party! (The bold emphasis is mine.) Unless some really ugly skeleton pops out of his closet, in the next senator from Illinois, a political star has surely been born. And all God's people said, "amen."
Enough for today.