“Beyond Election Day” by Bob Herbert
November 03, 2008, 1:00am
Conservative commentators had a lot of fun mocking Barack Obama’s use of the phrase, “the fierce urgency of now.”
Noting that it had originated with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Senator Obama made it a cornerstone of his early campaign speeches.
Conservatives kicked the phrase around like a soccer ball. “The fierce urgency of now,” they would say, giggling. What does it mean?
From The New York Times