Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The following is a quote (the last paragraph) from a piece written for Newsweek by Robert Samuelson, entitled “The Obama Delusion.” You can use the “Recommended:” feed in my sidebar to see the complete column.
The contrast between his broad rhetoric and his narrow agenda is stark, and yet the media — preoccupied with the political “horse race” — have treated his invocation of “change” as a serious idea rather than a shallow campaign slogan. He seems to have hypnotized much of the media and the public with his eloquence and the symbolism of his life story. The result is a mass delusion that Obama is forthrightly engaging the nation’s major problems when, so far, he isn’t.