Obama accepts the challenge, and plays the key race game.

We all knew there were two taboo at stake in the Democratic primaries and the US  Presidential campaign: gender (Hillary) and race (Barack). The real nodes come afore now. It is the moment of truth. Barack Obama just finished a major speech on race in America and building a more perfect union: the one we were waiting for, after the media campaign challenging him to a new step. Here’s the video and full text (diffused on Obama’s mailing list 2 hours ago, 9:47 pm GMT, March 18):

Barack Obama in Philadelphia

http://my.barackobama.com/hisownwords

New York Times

NEWS ANALYSIS
Obama Chooses Reconciliation Over Rancor

In a speech that was frank but also hopeful and patriotic, Barack Obama confronted race head-on, then reached beyond it. 

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