To return to Cohen’s question: “Who is this guy? What are his core beliefs?” Well, he’s a guy who was wafted ever upward from the Harvard Law Review to state legislator to United States senator without ever lingering long enough to accomplish anything. “Who is this guy?” Well, when a guy becomes a credible presidential candidate by his mid-forties with no accomplishments other than a couple of memoirs, he evidently has an extraordinary talent for self-promotion, if nothing else. “What are his core beliefs?” It would seem likely that his core belief is in himself. It’s the “nothing else” that the likes of Cohen are belatedly noticing.I have long thought that Obama didn't so much want to be president as simply get elected president. Unfortunately for him (and even more so for us) he's now got a tiger by the tail and he doesn't know how to let go. We'll have to fix that little problem in 2012.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Mark Steyn has another brilliant article (of course!) that gets to the heart of Barack Obama's frightening hollowness.