Here we are, how many hundreds of days out from the first Democratic Primary? Over 20,000 people turned out to hear Barack Obama speak in the middle of Texas, of all places. I haven’t seen anything like this since I heard Robert Kennedy speak at Everett Community College in Everett, WA in the Autumn of 1966… I say SEEN anything like this, RockStar scene that it was. He still hasn’t displayed the courage Kennedy did that day, speaking to college students and telling them he would strip them of their educational deferments from the draft because “it just isn’t fair for you children of privilege to have poorer young people die in your place”, and get cheered for it… But I’m sure Barack will have plenty of time to display his fortitude, and measure up to the truly great ones. Right now he gets to tell people what they want to hear–out of Iraq. The Slime Machines haven’t really geared up yet; be it Hillzilla against his Obambi, or the Niagara Falls of Slime, the Repubs. I’ll be rooting for him, and watching closely.