Thursday, February 21, 2008
Karl Rove has an interesting editorial in today's Wall Street Journal that provides a blueprint for attacks on Barack Obama by his two opponents. From the piece:
Perhaps in response to criticisms that have been building in recent days, Mr. Obama pivoted Tuesday from his usual incantations. He dropped the pretense of being a candidate of inspiring but undescribed "post-partisan" change. Until now, Mr. Obama has been making appeals to the center, saying, for example, that we are not red or blue states, but the United States. But in his Houston speech, he used the opportunity of 45 (long) minutes on national TV to advocate a distinctly non-centrist, even proudly left-wing, agenda. By doing so, he opened himself to new and damaging contrasts and lines of criticism.I think Mr. Rove makes some great points but I when it comes to Mr. Obama people have stopped thinking rationally. They are now caught up in the movement.