Friday, March 07, 2008

Barack's Apple Pie America

A delicious way to start the day. Charles Krauthammer, RCP:

Ostensibly the ad was about experience. It wasn't. It was about familiarity. After all, as Obama pointed out, what exactly is the experience that prepares Hillary to answer the red phone at 3 a.m.?

She was raising a deeper question: Do you really know who this guy is? After a whirlwind courtship with this elegant man who rode into town just yesterday, are you really prepared to entrust him with your children, the major props in the ad?

Bipartisan support for apple pie is hardly a profile in courage.

Brilliant on Obama. Does he give us that bone-deep assurance? Is he a bread and butter guy? David Brooks:

Besides, the real softness of the campaign is not that Obama is a wimp. It’s that he has never explained how this new politics would actually produce bread-and-butter benefits to people in places like Youngstown and Altoona.
Or maybe he's just one in a long line of sweet-talkin' guys. (Hillary knows all about that.)

And apple pie doesn't square with his radical flirts.

UPDATE: RCP Blog reviews Obama's big, mostly bad week. Steve Huntley's column in the Sun Times on Obama's aborted press conference.

P.S. In contrast, who's the guy who knows dry rub and meat placement?

Previous posts: Victim or Corrupt Power Broker, The Sanjaya Effect, Barack is Not Ready at 3 a.m., FARC Terrorists Heart Obama, Dem Shoes in the Closet

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