12 February 2008

Which Dem do the Republicans want to face?

Peggy Noonan asserts that because of his race, Barack Obama will be bulletproof in the fall campaign, and therefore Republicans would be better off if Hillary Clinton was the Democratic nominee.

I am not so sure that Noonan has this one right. The problem with Obama, as James Taranto pointed out last week, is at this point his campaign is all form and no substance. I truly believe that when Obama is forced to define the actual policy agendas which underlie his concepts of "Hope" and "Change" most Americans will find out that Barack Obama is to 2008 what George McGovern was to 1972: a naïve, isolationist fever in the minds of the media and of the Left-wing, the defeatist antiwar activists, the idealistic young and the scared.

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