January 27, 2008
How do you think Obama will do in California especially given the latest developments with Hill in S.C.?
I think he will do well. Obama is doing a good job of changing the election arithmetic, as he says, practicing the politics of addition instead of division.
I am puzzled when commentators tally up, "Obama did well with young people, white men, black people, highly-educated people..." Do we learn something from all these labels?
No we don't. Obama is addressing the electorate in a different way. He is getting voters who are ready for a post-racist, post-cold-war, post-k-street America. His firmly optimistic approach shreds traditional demographics. And it smells like California to me.
Obama is great with heartwarming speeches, which means he is a great _politician_. But what are his ideas? I haven't really heard anything much more than waffling, much like Hillary.
The Republican candidates seem to have a much better idea of what it is exactly they want to accomplish, even if we do not necessarily agree with those.