Monday, March 17, 2008

Obama (and Olmert =O and O)

The more you learn about him, the more Obama seems to be a conventionally opportunistic politician, impressively smart and disciplined, who has put together a good political career and a terrific presidential campaign. But there’s not much audacity of hope there. There’s the calculation of ambition, and the construction of artifice, mixed in with a dash of deceit — all covered over with the great conceit that this campaign, and this candidate, are different.

...Might the country be better off with the cynicism of the Clintons than the conceit of Obama?

William Kristol

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