Monday, February 04, 2008

Si, Se Puede

But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

I first saw this Saturday night, shortly after I finished reading a New Yorker profile on Newark's mayor Cory Booker. The original speech is brilliant in its simple message, and its remix, by and Jesse Dylan adds power and emotion. If have seen it yet, watch. If you have, perhaps you should watch again.

Bonus link: a NYT profile of the campaign's head speechwriter
Bonus link 2: the New Hampshire
victory speech on which the above is based