Thursday, November 8, 2007

Why I'm for Barack Obama

Andrew Sullivan explains it well in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly.


MR. BASEBALL said...

I agree with Sullivan that Obama is the one candidate who can bring this country together and take much of the shrillness out of partisan politics. But he's way off base claiming the current divide is from the Vietnam War. The vast majority of baby boomers and all Americans came to realize the Vietnam War was a tragic mistake. The major political divide in this country started with Watergate and was deepened during the Presidencies of the first Bush, Clinton and the current Bush. The religious right has played a much bigger role in this division than Vietnam ever did. There's a terrific article on Obama in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine. He's much more savvy about foreign policy than most people realize but he doesn't express himself that well in the debates. He may be the best choice to bring us together, but can he win the nomination?

The Rascal said...

If Hillary falters (which is not entirely unlikely), Obama's the guy. Maybe even if she doesn't falter, as such.