Obama at Notre Dame

The media want­ed to turn this into a bit­ter con­tro­ver­sy. But it turned out to be far less than that. Aside from a few heck­lers, the crowd at Notre Dame’s grad­u­a­tion gave Barack Oba­ma, the com­mence­ment speak­er, a gen­uine­ly warm recep­tion. And what the pres­i­dent gave back is a speech whose moral con­tent is hard to take issue with, no mat­ter where you sit on the polit­i­cal spec­trum. A uniter, not a divider. Part 1 above. And then Part 2 and  Part 3.

As a quick aside, while Notre Dame had the tact to give Oba­ma the per­func­to­ry hon­orary degree, Ari­zona State did­n’t, and here’s what Jon Stew­art’s Dai­ly Show had to say about that.

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