As Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president this weekend, brilliantly in the footsteps of Lincoln, he seems to be running on momentum. People are excited about Obama. He was anti-war before anti-war was cool in the Senate. He's post-racial (whatever that means). He has a star quality that beats any of the name-recongition on the GOP side.
So why did I feel like the speech was a little ... flat? His speeches play on large themes that resemble color blocks that children play with: church, civil rights, the injustice of the death penalty, and the list goes on. He's the perfect candidate. Thanks, Biden, for pointing out that he's "articlute and bright and clean."
The real question is, what would happen if he had to govern?