Like any event here at the DNC, people are coming and going throughout the event. People are checking their blackberries, looking around, chattering quietly, clapping only on clear applause lines…except for when Kuttner speaks.
Kuttner is speaking about more than economic policy. He’s touching on inspiration. Kuttner is advocating more than just progressive economic policies–he’s asking for Obama to avoid the trap of thinking “small” and inspire us and the government to realize America’s potential for all, not only the top 1/10th of 1 percent.
The crowd quiets down, puts down their electronics, and listens to Bob speak about what everybody has come to Denver to hear: Obama can transform this country, and he must.
Obama’s Challenge sends the same message. It’s inspirational AND policy–a rare and powerful combination.