Argument: Obama is willing to tell Americans uncomfortable truths
- Debate: McCain vs. Obama - con argument.
Susan Estrich. "Blue Streak: The Case for Obama". Fox News. 12 June 2007 - "He is telling people, as more than one commentator has called it, "the inconvenient truths," whether to the black community about the need to stop denigrating those who speak well for being too white or the Jewish community about the need to recognize Palestinian suffering."