What might Ali have said

The remarkable sense of history exhibited by President Obama was punctuated by the visage of heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in the audience.
Mrs. Lonni Ali was reported to have called the new President a man like Ali.
But what more might he have said for the occasion.
A government which stripped him of his title for refusing to participate in an unjust war has now elected an equally insistent African-American anti-war activist as its president.
I think that even if he were in the rhetorical form that we came to know–a form which can be seen in Louisville at the new Muhammad Ali Center–that he would have been just as silent.
The majesty of the moment spoke for itself.
Ali’s thoughts had to go upward to a Just Creator, who undoubtedly heard the praise and thanksgiving on this magic day.


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