…it was when Obama spoke of Senator Kennedy and the larger moral imperative of healthcare reform that this became a great speech. One for the history books, in fact. Obama reminded us that this reform was, as Kennedy believed, “the great unfinished business of our society.” That it is a “moral issue” about the fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country. It is about the human condition, about the history of our progress of our nation.
In many ways, it was Obama’s fullest, most eloquent and formal defense of liberalism and the clearest exposition of his view of government’s role.