Friday, October 03, 2008

More Scary Adulation

The other day I posted this.

Here is another clip, taking the idea a bit further

Isn't it time for Senator Obama to say something about such manifestations of personality cult?


At 11:57 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you dont like my commenting inappropriately, but I thought you might find this interesting and worthy of further investigation, as regards Obama.

Exclusive: Barack Obama is 'aloof' says British ambassador to US

Barack Obama is a "decidedly liberal" senator "who was finding his feet, and then got diverted by his presidential ambitions", according to a frank verdict delivered to Gordon Brown by the British ambassador to the United States.

At 12:33 PM EDT, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

I find this description as the most incisive and closest to my own view of Obama:

"Mr Obama "can seem to sit on the fence, assiduously balancing pros and cons", Sir Nigel wrote, and "does betray a highly educated and upper middle class mindset". Charges of elitism "are not entirely unfair" and he is "maybe aloof, insensitive" at times. "

This is from a Marty Peretz blogpost about Charles Krauthammer's latest musings on Obama:

"Now, he does not especially like Barack Obama. On the other hand, Obama had "one goal." And, unlike Palin, he did "pass the Reagan '80 threshold. Be acceptable, be cool, be reassuring."

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., writes Dr. K, famously said of Franklin Roosevelt that he had a "second-class intellect, but a first-class temperament." Charles goes on to question Obama's experience, convictions, associations and self-definition. This is the usual. And then he writes:

Obama has "got both a first-class intellect and a first class temperament. That will likely be enough to make him president. "

No wonder Canadians are gaga over Obama. Sitting on the fence is our favourite foreign policy.


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