Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Barack W. Obama
Listening on the radio to about 10 minutes of President Obama's speech in Denver today, I wondered what happened to the great orator of the 2008 campaign. His delivery was rushed and bumbling, reminiscent of George W. Bush in his last two years. I wondered if he'd even looked at the text first. He hesitated so long before venturing Mayor Hickenlooper's name that I also wondered if his staffers had given him a phonetic spelling -- but then again, probably not, since it would just have been HICKENLOOPER.