Thoughts on Obama in 2008

Rick Klau makes an interesting case for why Obama is a great candidate:

Thoughts on 2008 : tins ::: Rick Klau’s weblog

The biggest thing he has going for him is that there are so many people from across the spectrum who see him as a candidate they could support. It’s not that they support his positions 100% of the time – in some cases, they may not support many of his positions at all – but in him they see a man who’s smart, articulate, curious, and perhaps most importantly, a man whose judgment they will trust.

We live in a country where we were lied into the Iraq war, the length of the war, the costs of the war. We’ve heard denials of problems at Walter Reid, have uncovered politicking within the GSA and politicizing of federal attorney positions. We hear denials of connections to top fundraisers, fake press, and unstable influentials, including Ken Lay, Jack Abramoff, Armstrong Williams, Jeff Gannon, and Ted Haggard.

With that in mind, “a man who’s smart, articulate, curious, and perhaps most importantly, a man whose judgment they will trust,” sounds like a candidate with a good shot at winning.

Oh, and he’s raising a lot of money from a lot of people.

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