Red, blue and United States of America have just completed their journey from 2004.
Obama's got a feistiness he hasn't had for quite a while. He's eager for this fight and for this office right now.
The AK-47 line is much like a line from a great Clinton speech at Georgetown University in 1995. In fact, a good deal of this section is like that speech. A series of issues on which Obama isolates the conservatives as too radical for America's promise, much as Clinton stimatized Gingrich.
You make a big election about small things. The contrast in that line makes it memorable and interesting. Obama's creating an interpretive frame for our experience of the Republican convention next week. He's telling us, in effect, how to read that convention.
Yep, it's about you. We're back to the great Jefferson Jackson dinner speech in Iowa. Yes, this section pulls heavily from that speech. We're now moving into the visualization section.