The Corner

Barack Obama

…Was very presentable on MTP this morning. Lots of charm (though, as Bob Novak noted in the discussion afterwards, not much sign of humor), articulate, only squirmed visibly when Russert brought up his having said flatly 9 months ago that he won’t run for Prez in ‘08. Good–I mean, if you like that sort of thing, which I don’t–Third Way stuff, a Tony Blair for the U.S.A. Expressed admiration for both Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. (Cf. Blair’s kind words for Maggie Thatcher.) Some vague policy statements, all pure Social-Democratic. “The American people don’t want less govt or more govt, they want smarter govt.” Uh-huh.

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