Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Obama: The perfect stranger

Charles Krauthammer has written an excellent article entitled, "The Perfect Stranger" in which he says that Barack Obama "is an immensely talented man whose talents have been largely devoted to crafting, and chronicling, his own life. Not things. Not ideas. Not institutions. But himself."

Krauthammer goes on to point out that "Eerily missing at the Democratic convention this year were people of stature who were seriously involved at some point in Obama's life standing up to say: I know Barack Obama. I've been with Barack Obama. We've toiled/endured together. You can trust him. I do" (Washington Post).

Instead what we have is an inceasingly long line of people like the racist Jeremiah Wright, or terrorist William Ayers, or criminal Tony Rezko.

Take time to read the article. It is a couple months old but still just as relevent as when Krauthammer wrote it (Hat tip: Professor Ed).

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