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.
The U.S. is caught in a vicious circle: rising income inequality breeds more inequality in educational opportunity, which generates greater inequality in educational attainment. That, in turn, translates into a waste of human talent, a less educated workforce, slower economic growth and even greater income inequality.