Obama's Speech, and the Strategy Behind It


Republicans should be scared.



Not because Obama just delivered a great speech, but because it pretty clearly demonstrated what Obama has been up to for the last month.



As you may recall, the mainline press has spent the last few weeks pontificating ad nauseam about the ascendence of the McCain camp and the relative reticence of Obama's campaign.



Not long after Karl Rove's former deputy, Steve Schmidt, took over McCain's campaign, the Obama team essentially stepped back and handed McCain the initiative.

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