A commenter asks what I am asking :
At first blush I wonder if it’s too smart for most Americans, especially those easily swayed by Atwater/Rove race-baiting, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see. In any event, it seems to me to be an extremely important speech, one rich in history and nuance but pointing the way past the Bush-Clinton era. I’m on board.
I know that “30 minutes” in length is too smart for a lot of them, and the analysis of anger and the black community, and then especially his taking that theme out beyond race to the broader spectrum of America. (I actually think it could be applied to the Religious Right as well)