October 29, 2010

ONE WONDERS IF MR. BEINART EVEN RECOGNIZES THE IMPLICATION HERE...:

Obama Needs An Enemy (Peter Beinart, 10/29/10, Daily Beast)

Amid the misery of the moment, here’s something Democrats can look forward to: President Obama is about to get his foil. He’s needed one throughout his career. In 2007, it was the contrast with Hillary Clinton that accentuated Obama’s freshness and authenticity. In 2008, it was during the presidential debates—where McCain looked erratic and uninformed and Obama looked analytical and centered—that Obama put the race away. In 2009 and 2010, by contrast, Obama has had no one to contrast himself with except for George W. Bush, and that stopped working long ago.

...but it is certainly true that there is so little to Mr. Obama that he can only define himself in the negative. Being nothing, he is very much not W, Hillary, Maverick nor anyone he seizes upon.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at October 29, 2010 8:22 AM
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