Obama’s big speech in Philadelphia zoomed in and out with brave deftness and surprising candor. He denounced Rev. Wright’s comments but not Rev. Wright. He talked about his white grandmother’s casual racism. He touched on America’s sad racial history (in great detail), but said that the country was not “irrevocably tied to it.” And maybe more amazingly, he managed to discuss race in the most public way with real nuance. Color us impressed.
But do you think it worked?
[Update: The NYT has video of Ashley Baia, the mustard-sandwich woman who volunteered for Barack Obama in South Carolina last fall.]