Saturday, May 19, 2007

Obama To SNHU Graduates: Put Away Childish Things

Before a crowd of 1,000 Barack Obama delivered Southern New Hampshire's commencement address. The address's theme was "putting away childish things." The Illionis Senator began his address citing Corinthians 13:11. He then offered the graduates three life lessons: The world doesn’t just revolve around you, Challenge yourself/Take some risks in your life and Persevere.


The AP's Phil Elliott has a more complete story:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NH_OBAMA_2008_NHOL-?SITE=NHMAL&SECTION=STATE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

The Politico's Ben Smith also has a write-up that argues Obama's speech is "an unlikely way for Obama to broaden his appeal to the lower-income brackets in which he's weakest."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0507/Obamas_advice.html

1 comment:

NH Dem said...

Larger quote, from the Politico:

'"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled," he told the crowd. ...It's...an unlikely way for Obama to broaden his appeal to the lower-income brackets in which he's weakest.'

In other words, a Washington-centric journalist thinks that people of limited wealth are selfish bastards with no interest in serving the good of society in general.

In other other words, Ben Smith thinks that if he was poor, his only priority would be Ben Smith, and to hell with the greater good.

To hell with Ben Smith.