by Chris Bodenner
I haven't (and don't plan to) read into the blog controversy that just exploded over Obama's "symbolic possibility" comment, but this was my initial thought:  Isn't McCain's candidacy largely built on the awe-inspiring symbolism of his own personal sacrifice and duty to country?  (And rightly so.)  Thus, without equating the two, why isn't Obama's life and candidacy also grounds for symbolic importance? (whether you personally agree it's important or not)  And why is it arrogant of him to acknowledge the obvious?  McCain acknowledges his own symbolic greatness in public all the time.