If You Read Nothing Else Today

by , posted on Sunday, August 7th, 2011 at 9:07 am

go read this piece by Drew Weston, author of The Political Brain. The piece appears in today’s NY Times opinion pages, and is entitled “What Happened to Obama?”

Just a little excerpt, from very near the end:

A final explanation is that he ran for president on two contradictory platforms: as a reformer who would clean up the system, and as a unity candidate who would transcend the lines of red and blue. He has pursued the one with which he is most comfortable given the constraints of his character, consistently choosing the message of bipartisanship over the message of confrontation.

But the arc of history does not bend toward justice through capitulation cast as compromise.

And just one comment from me about the piece; just one thing that stands out enough that I feel the urge to address it. Weston’s piece reads, to me, like a political obituary; from title to last sentence this opinion reads as if it would serve just as well if it was written on the day after the 2012 election in attempt to explain why Obama lost.


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