Friday, January 4, 2008

David Brooks contnues the Sainthood of Obama

Is it truly possible that this could continue through November?:

new york times column

I’ve been through election nights that brought a political earthquake to the country. I’ve never been through an election night that brought two.
Barack Obama has won the Iowa caucuses. You’d have to have a heart of stone not to feel moved by this. An African-American man wins a closely fought campaign in a pivotal state. He beats two strong opponents, including the mighty Clinton machine. He does it in a system that favors rural voters. He does it by getting young voters to come out to the caucuses.
This is a huge moment. It’s one of those times when a movement that seemed ethereal and idealistic became a reality and took on political substance

When an African-American man is leading a juggernaut to the White House, do you want to be the one to stand up and say No?

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