The speech is almost 40 minutes long and regardless of whether you are a democrat or republican, Barack Obama is addressing the issues in a very difficult and nuanced way. But it is based in his honesty and intelligence.
Read the entire transcript of the speech here…
His speech is risky. But that reminds me of Seth Godin’s idea – safe is risky. What Obama is doing is a risk that most public figures will not take. Perhaps that is what will separate him from the competition.