Barack Obama, Hawk | Talking Points Memo

A stunning moment, a great speech. I don’t think any single line will enter the lexicon like Kennedy’s “ask not” or FDR’s “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Obama’s “age of responsibility” seemed flat, forgettable. But the moments that punctuated it like the call for the end of “childish things” gave it a momentum that made it greater than the sum of its parts.


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