Thursday, February 15, 2007
Getting Hit From Both Sides
Most weirdly, he said: "I recognize there is a certain presumptuousness in this — a certain audacity — to this announcement." What is so audacious about announcing that you're running for president? Any idiot can run for president. Dennis Kucinich is running for president. Until he was imprisoned, Lyndon LaRouche used to run for president constantly. John Kerry ran for president. Today, all you have to do is suggest a date by which U.S. forces in Iraq should surrender, and you're officially a Democratic candidate for president.
He poses for the cover of Men's Vogue and then gets huffy when people don't treat him as Hannah Arendt.
OMG!!!1!!! He said, "audacity." And he poses for Vogue and wants people to like him for his mind!!!!
This is how we end up with idiots like George W. Bush for president. Politics is all about the dumbest possible objections to people.
Let's hear more about Dean's funny scream in 2004 -- now that was quality analysis.
There isn't going to be much substance to my writings because there isn't much substance to Obama's presidential candidacy yet, at least as far as the media is presenting it.
So far it's been nothing but puff pieces about charisma and his skin-color. When Obama starts delving into actual policy discusions, I'll there to comment.
I don't disagree with you that Obama is all style at this point, but c'mon, using the conservative talking point of mentioning his middle name is beneath you. Who cares what his father named him?
This is just scare tactics "ooh, look, he's a muslim" when, actually, he's a devout christian.
Hit him for lack of substance, (and for misuse of the word "audacity") but leave the poor guy alone on his name.