Friday, October 09, 2009
Oh come on! I'm on the team for the dude. He repeatedly amazes me. He's got the potential to be a very good leader of the nation and in a world that's in big trouble. But they could have waited til he did something. It's still all potential (and many available signs of his trajectory aren't even that good.)
This is Europe voting again, as it was when the Nobel people gave the economics prize to Paul Krugman in the middle of a U.S. election. They can't cast a ballot here, but they can point out who they think is sane over in the world's rogue state.
One of Obama's apparent best qualities has been a capacity to preserve an internal balance when many of us would be overwhelmed by our emotions. Let's hope he can slough off the nonsense part of this one -- and use whatever leverage it might give him for good ends.
Congratulations Mr. President! It just got even harder.