Rays Of Hope
As the market does a reenactment of the free-falling submarine in Das Boot, and Republican candidates are smiling to audience calls of "kill the terrorist," someone is rock steady. When the media were going ga-ga over Palin, and the market was in a rally, Obama directed the nation to look to its economy. Here he talks to a crowd in Missouri and predicts the Republican fear-ploys.
His deft handling of the current "palling around with terrorists" meme is worth examining. Sarah Palin and Cindy McCain amplified it this week after the Tuesday's debate, and Obama's responded with self-regulated ease. "Why didn't John McCain say it to my face when he just had the chance?" (Subtext: come and take your medicine, coward-bitch.)
BushCo has imploded, it's been one of the worst weeks in Wall Street history, and Barack Obama is giving a speech to people in Columbus, Ohio. They're spontaneously chanting, "Yes We Can!"