Barack Obama's set to deliver a "major speech" on "what patriotism means to him and what it requires of all Americans who loves this country and want to see it do better." Since Americans do seem to have lingering doubts about the patriotism of Democrats in general and Obama in particular, and since Obama's very good at delivering setpiece speeches, this seems like a good idea. Unfortunately, I won't be able to see it live since I'll be traveling from Chicago to the Aspen Ideas Festival The Atlantic is co-hosting this week in Colorado.