Listen to Obama’s acceptance speech. It was brilliant in terms of its clarity of essential truths. “This campaign has never been about me. It’s about you.”
It’s a very optimistic and direct concept of the rules of engagement. Change. It’s a more bottom up vision that speaks directly to the individual and articulates the role that government can and should play within people's lives.
It’s the promise of education, health care, job creation and a ten year plan to get us off our dependence on oil.
“We can not turn back.” It is very evangelical, but at the same time, it’s a very sincere perspective.
He defined himself, and his vision for the country very clearly, and drew a sharp contrast with McCain, Bush and the current politics of status quo.
David Gergen put it best, “It was less a speech than a symphony.” Amen. Please watch it.
UPDATE #1: Among the many commentators who analyzed the speech, one noted that the portion of Obama's speech where he stated, "It’s time for them (the Republicans) to own their failure. It’s time for us to change America," is a 10 second sound bite that you can win on. Worth watching how the narrative evolves over the remaining couple of months of the race, as we do live in the age of YouTubing, tweets and easy-to-consume info nuggets. Hence, the ability to encapsulate the race down to the sound bite is no small accomplishment.