May 3, 2008

FOR SOME FOLKS THERE ARE NO TEACHABLE MOMENTS:

In ’88, a Lesson on Using Symbols as Bludgeons (ROBIN TONER, 5/04/08, NY Times)

The 1988 campaign was, in many ways, the crucible that helped create Bill Clinton’s centrist philosophy and his fierce commitment to attack and counterattack, which drove the politics of the 1990s.

Mr. Obama, of Illinois, has promised a different politics, one that rises above the fray and the distractions of wedge issues. As Glenn Greenwald, a columnist for Salon, recently put it, “The entire Obama campaign is predicated on the belief that it is no longer 1988.”


After all, it's not as if we're fighting the Long War and the Democrats have nominated a stock Northern liberal...

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 3, 2008 9:32 PM
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