January 07, 2008

Obama and doubt

The WaPo has an interesting article up about transformational change and doubts about Obama's ability (or any Democrat's for that matter) to bring it to fruition. The comedic thing in the article are the quotes from the R's, to wit...

"It's clear he is a phenomenon," said Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), a conservative scrapper who revels in Washington's partisan warfare. "He will use style and grace to achieve liberal goals, which is absolutely politically brilliant but intellectually dishonest."

What little Patty is upset about is that the majority of the Republican Party no longer agrees with his worldview and actually has more in common with Democrats. Those are the people who are being pulled into Obama and Edwards. They are the ones that will create a governing majority, a true mandate for taking the US into the 21st century. Patty's also mad because the old 'liberal' vs. 'conservative' labels no longer hold sway when progressives are an easy majority in this country. Just look at Iowa.

I'll be honest, I still think Obama is kind of lame but I do think he'll bring about some of the changes we all so desperately want. I think Edwards, with a strong populist message, will have more success and therein lies the difference between the two.

I'd rather more get done than fewer feelings get hurt. Pretty interesting times when, in a primary, the worst thing you can say about the other guy is that he's too nice. That's something the Republicans definitely can't say.

Posted by mcblogger at January 7, 2008 01:19 PM

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