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What Obama Should Have Said

Greg2653 Wrote: May 29, 2012 9:16 PM
Interesting. I've taught the poem dozens of times to college students and never once have I taught "The Road Not Taken" as anything other than a religious allegory.

?It is that time of year again—commencement address season. It’s the time of year when everyone dusts off Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” from their high school anthologies, a time for secular sermons.

President Obama, a man who has probably never said no to a speaking opportunity in his entire life, gave the commencement address to Barnard College, the sister school to his alma mater, Columbia University. It looked about as political as everything else that he’s done since labor Day—an all-the-single-ladies Ivy League school in New York City. It’s hard to think of a friendlier audience for Barack Obama outside...