As President Obama flies to Paris for the latest international negotiation on climate change, diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic appear confused about what his position will be. Will he champion legally binding commitments by all nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? Or will he agree only to deal with no legal force?
The experience of witnessing the first black President in the history of the United States has indeed been a wonderment to behold. As it turned out, the grand old white establishment revealed itself to be petty, obstructionist, vindictive, and incompetent. History will remember them as such, to the extent history will remember them at all.
There is a reason why he filled football stadiums in 2007. President Obama's passion borders on spiritual. This man possesses a ninja-like mastery of rhetoric and persuasion and delivers a speech arguably more powerful than anyone walking this planet--listen to his Selma speech on March 7th to confirm.