"You rule men with WORDS, and MAGIC"-- James Clavell's Tai-Pan
Dear Kids, like most amateur pundits, I first noticed Obama after he delivered THAT SPEECH during the 2004 Democratic Convention.
For lack of a better word, the text was "Kennedyesque".
Just take a moment and think about this: With ONE SPEECH he captured the imagination of a stranger who was an ocean away.
When you guys become Educators, Community Leaders, MD's, with MBA's, CEO's, Directors of large Hospitals, HMO's; when you convene the Security Council or seat as Secretary General of the UN General Assembly, when you finally mount that hostile takeover of Microsoft from Gates himself (I have a hunch he will still be alive for a very long time) remember that when you lead men to battle, they will only die for you only when you say the right words. And even when you do say the words, PRAY that the magic will work its miracle on those who hear you speak.
CONGRATS OBAMA... Now for the hard part.
Will Americans decide to take back their Government from George Orwell Bush and cut a Byronic swath across the pages of history to redeem and reclaim their libertarian legacy? Or will they decide to remain as prisoners of Hanoi Hilton and Abu Ghraib?
Godspeed and ROCK ON, BaROCK!