Obama

Alice on Searching For Jacob at Darfur an Unforgivable Hell on Earth.

Looks like Obama is going to do it.
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, we’ll take ABC they’ve been pretty reliable lately.

Time Select op-ed Obama Is Not a Miracle Elixir

Read it if you can.

The sum of all his terrific parts, this theory goes, may be less than the whole: another Democrat who won’t tell you what day it is before calling a consultant, another human weather vane who waits to see which way the wind is blowing before taking a stand.

That has been the Democrats’ fatal malady, but it’s way too early and there’s too little evidence to say Mr. Obama has been infected by it. If he is conciliatory by nature and eager to entertain adversaries’ views in good faith, that’s not necessarily a fault, particularly in these poisonous times. The question is whether Mr. Obama will stick up for core principles when tested and get others to follow him.

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The Democrats may well win on Election Day this year. But one of their best hopes for long-term viability in the post-Bush era is that Barack Obama steps up and changes the party before the party of terminal timidity and equivocation changes him

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