Jay Fitzgerald has further thoughts on Obama’s speech:

…I still think Obama’s speech was as honest and compelling as anything I’ve read or heard from a politician. To put a local spin on it, I have a strong hunch he’s both read and internalized ‘Common Ground.’ If he hasn’t read the book, then it’s clear from his speech he’s truly experienced both sides of the race saga. … Here’s a thoughtful and refreshing new approach to solving social problems: ‘social entrepreneurship.’ But he lost me when he noted that a ‘consortium’ of these entrepreneurs are now urging national ‘scalability.’ Does it always have to lead back to the federal government? …

Well said.