View from The Tower

The Chicago Tribune on Obama’s speech:

It’s not exactly like answering the phone at 3 a.m. to handle a national security crisis, but Sen. Barack Obama’s handling of two incendiary political controversies in the last week has shown he is calm and confident under pressure.

He delivered one of the most profound speeches in memory on a subject that creates peril in American politics and society: how we deal with race.

If you saw it, if you read it, you won’t forget it…These events remind us that Obama is an uncommon politician, an uncommon leader.

Hmmm. Will they finally endorse a Democrat this year? I doubt it. But this is good, fair analysis from the right-wingin’ Trib. That’s a rare thing these days.

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