It's not easy to ignore the US presidential primaries, even if you want to, though I've done OK so far.
But yesterday - even if it is only to be remembered as a fine bit of oratory - Barack Obama gave a mighty fine speech of the kind that we rarely hear from politicians of any stripe these days.
Text and comments over at Freemania.
I don't know if it makes him the best prospective President either. But it as a piece of engagement, it was pretty impressive.