Barack Obama`s speech on race relations has been hailed as visionary. Former Senator Harris Wofford (D-Pennsylvania) compared it to the Gettysburg Address and Rep. Jim Moran (D.-VA) compared it to Martin Luther King`s "I Have a Dream" speech. Even conservative author Charles Murray said:
"Has any other major American politician ever made a speech on race that comes even close to this one? As far as I`m concerned, it is just plain flat out brilliant—rhetorically, but also in capturing a lot of nuance about race in America."
No one can deny that Obama is an orator. (Click here for NRO`s Kathleen Parker getting all dreamy over the Obama speech.) But what "nuance" does he actually take up?
To the extent that there is anything new in Obama`s speech, it is that he asks African Americans to take "full responsibility for own lives" and says that "they must always believe that they can write their own destiny".