July 28, 2004

Barack Obama

I'll probably post more on the astonishing debut of Barack Obama on the national stage, but I just need to mention how refreshing he was. A moderate, reasonable, multi-cultural (in a good way), and very well spoken up-and-comer. Andrew Sullivan is right: the GOP doesn't have anyone close.

Posted by Frinklin at July 28, 2004 12:32 AM

He looks good, he sounds good, so he must be good, right? Obama is not a “moderate” by any means. He's not “reasonable” by any means. He is just as much a mouthpiece of the party as anyone else- blindly opposing the president's stand on everything, even when it contradicts his own previously-stated views.

Andrew Sullivan's recent sharp turn to the left is rather shocking to me. I completely understand if he wants to be a single-issue voter on gay marriage, but now he's praising a man who has stated on numerous occasions that he is against free trade. And he claims that Obama represents "conservative values"? I’m a conservative- I can find very few values we share. I think Sullivan is starting to be blinded by his distaste for Bush- he's forgetting there is more than one issue worth fighting for.

Posted by: Richard at July 28, 2004 10:27 AM
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