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The thing with Obama is that he's running too much for the David Broder vote. I get the feeling that he's running a campaign for the media, not so much the people.  Of course a candidate needs to have a smart media campaign and to package proposals in a way that makes them sell, but there's a line where the packaging becomes the content and I'm not sure Obama is making that distinction.

Obama's domestic politics aren't all that bad, healthcare aside where I hope he'll be pressed into proposing a more comprehensive plan. As a Senator he's quite willing to get into the details of policy problems, I think he has more substance than Tony Blair in that regard. But he also has a tendency to seek bipartisan cover. Policy and politics aren't really that seperable. He should spend more effort on using his interests, smarts and rhetorical skills to make politics and make the right enemies.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Thu Jun 28th, 2007 at 05:26:37 AM EST

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