It's hard to believe that just four years ago, some were talking about Barack Obama as a national savior, a secular redeemer, a "light worker." Even more shocking, President Obama lost the nomination of his own party to none other than Hillary Clinton. How did we get here?For now, I prefer to think that it's still possible for McCain to pull off a win, but if we do end up electing this egotistical, arrogant dilettante on Tuesday, it'll be fun a few years from now to go back and read this stuff.
There are no shortage of recriminatory theories for President Obama's precipitous fall from would-be messiah, to near pariah. Discussions with leaders within the Democratic Party, including prominent former members of the Obama administration, give a kaleidoscopic picture of missed opportunities, wrong turns and embarrassing blunders.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
A retrospective that can still be avoided
Jonah Goldberg pens a speculative retrospective (I think I may have just coined a new phrase) on the Obama presidency. Apparently, Goldberg thinks - as I do - that if Obama wins, he'll be a one-term wonder.