My friend John Fund thinks I was complimenting Obama:
Comparisons between the two men were made frequently during the 2008 campaign, but in a favorable way. Princeton University historian Sean Wilentz, for instance, told Fox News in August 2008 that Mr. Obama’s “rhetoric is more like Jimmy Carter’s than any other Democratic president in recent memory.” Syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg noted more recently that Mr. Obama, like Mr. Carter in his 1976 campaign, “promised a transformational presidency, a new accommodation with religion, a new centrism, a changed tone.”
Update: Rereading this — at a colleague’s behest — I think I posted too quickly. “During the campaign” vs. “more recently.” My apologies. I may be suffering from PCSD (post chipmunk stress disorder).