December 18, 2007

Brooks on Obama

A perceptive column on Obama by David Brooks in todays NYT. Brooks contemplates the exposure, isolation and the madness of the presidency, and concludes that among the Democrats, Obama is best-suited for the job.

Obama is an inner-directed man in a profession filled with insecure outer-directed ones.... Like most of the rival campaigns, Iíve been poring over press clippings from Obamaís past, looking for inconsistencies and flip-flops. There are virtually none. The unity speech he gives on the stump today is essentially the same speech that he gave at the Democratic convention in 2004, and itís the same sort of speech he gave to Illinois legislators and Harvard Law students in the decades before that. He has a core, and was able to maintain his equipoise, for example, even as his campaign stagnated through the summer and fall.

Worth a read.

Posted by David at December 18, 2007 02:01 PM
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