And says it so much better than I would have:
“I don’t know what to think about the American elections – a black President would be a good thing, and so would a woman President.
“What I do know is that a husband and wife team is not a dynasty, and that people whose supporters go on and on inaccurately about dynastic politics should not be seeking out the endorsement of actual dynasts. Ted Kennedy is an admirable man whose opinion I respect – but not when he is acting as part of a dynasty rather than as a distinguished senator. Caroline Kennedy is wholly and solely a member of a dynasty, and her endorsement of Obama is a dynastic one.
“‘A President like my father’ – by which I take it we are not supposed to understand a man who will nearly cause nuclear holocaust, who will get the US into another disastrous war, who will stand aside from important social causes.
“I think better of Obama than that he is the over-rated JFK’s natural heir.
“What I do think is that I would rather have a battered pragmatic public servant than an untried personable spinner of wonderful empty words; I see the idealism that has focussed on him and I remember how many of my friends had real hope from Blair as opposed to voting for him because it was important to get the Tories out.
“A Clinton Presidency is going to be unexciting, not especially idealistic and only better by comparison with Bush. But it will break no one’s hearts.
“I look at my friends list and see a lot of wonderful ideals and I worry that Obama will break your hearts if he attains power.”
Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, and so on and so forth, by RozK, January 28, 2008
‘A President like my father’ – by which I take it we are not supposed to understand a man who will nearly cause nuclear holocaust, who will get the US into another disastrous war, who will stand aside from important social causes.
Thanks, Roz, this saved me the trouble of writing a post on these very subjects.
I like Caroline Kennedy, but I did not like her Obama Op/Ed.
Is it November yet?