Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I'm not one who's especially enamored with Obama's audacious hope rhetoric, but he did just hit on something (perhaps he has before) related to hope which does resonate with me, the fact that his rather modest family gave him an education... and hope!

Silly, perhaps, but I have been trending towards the belief that class in this country is to a great degree an aspirational issue. I don't mean that it's as simple as "dream it, be it," but that a belief in potential opportunity - combined with real potential opportunity of course - does separate the classes to a great degree.