Has Hedges ever read Barak Obama's speech? He should. When you get away from the excitement of the crowd and no longer hear the excellent delivery, you are left with general feel-good rhetoric.
Most of Obama's independent and college-age supporters know little about his positions. Of course, the special interest groups understand that they will get more government assistance if he is elected President.
Here is the future: independent political action committees will spend a billion dollars on attack ads exposing Obama for promising so much to low-income citizens, college students, unions and illegal immigrants. When the total bill is added up it will scare away his independent support.
Consequently, Obama will be the easier Democrat for McCain to defeat.
Hillary--warts and all--can win. All she has to do is run as a moderate Democrat. I know, Hedges hates Bill Clinton.
Personally, I support Bloomberg for President. Imagine, a proven leader who solves problems without deficit spending.
Incidentally, Obama's one speech was written with the help of Ted Stevensen. Remember him? He was also the speech writer for John F. Kennedy.
Feb 8 2008 - 10:56pm