Sen. Obama will give a major speech tomorrow morning on race. It will either put the whole Jeremiah Wright mess behind him... or not.
There will be folks in Moscow watching it live. Seriously.
In the words of Michael Idov, a writer for New York magazine: “There is a subset of young, educated Moscovites that are completely obsessed with Barack Obama. He’s got quite a fan club here.”
Idov posted this 3½-minute video on BigThink.com two weeks ago. Stay tuned for his buddy Alexei, who explains, with dry wit, the Russian brand of Obamamania:
“People do not discuss who’s winner of Grammy Awards, but discussing how perfect is the clip ‘Yes We Can,’ which we can see on YouTube.”
Evidently Obama’s charisma extends beyond America and her peculiar racial hang-ups.