Thursday, January 10, 2008

Why I Hate the Press

Walter Shapiro at

But there remains, at least in my mind, something elusive about Obama's political appeal. The crowds are consistently good in Iowa, as they are (mostly) for Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. The revamped stump speech -- which was unveiled Thursday in Des Moines and which I have also heard in Mount Pleasant (Saturday) and now Perry -- is rich in inspiration and light on policy prescriptions....To someone schooled in traditional politics, Obama's rhetoric does seem at times vague.

E.J. Dionne in The Washington Post:

At one campaign stop last week, as Hillary Clinton droned on learnedly about health care, family and medical leave, and global warming, a colleague in the press section leaned over to dismiss her for offering nothing but "a laundry list of wonkery."

1 comment:

Steve Malley said...

Barry Eisler has an essay on his blog about why he picks Obama to win. Me, I left the US when Clinton was still diddling the interns...