Last night the President spoke at the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus in DC. And the speech was both witty and fiery at many points. Obama is good at this kind of thing, the speech ended with a intense oratory in which he urged the audience and members of the Congressional Black Caucus to continue in the tradition of the Civil Rights Movements and "press on" through trials and tribulation.
But one can only hope that the President can sustain the fire he has lit. The speech was delivered with the vim and vigor that was reminiscent of 2008 candidate Senator Obama. That was the Obama who captured the party's imagination and hopes and won the presidency by seeming to embody the essence of change and hope. We just knew Senator Obama was a fighter who would stand up against the bullshit of the old guard Washington ways.