The Corner

One Giant Leap

Having assured one group of elites that despite being awfully confused the American people are “basically decent” and “basically sound,” Barack Obama somehow sounded less certain last night at his Barbara Streisand fundraiser. The New York Times reports:

“A lot of people have gotten nervous and concerned. Why is this as close as it is? And what’s going on?” Mr. Obama said, speaking to about 300 people over dinner at the Greystone Mansion. “We always knew this was going to be hard – this is a leap for the American people.”

You’ve got to love that clear distinction between “we” and “the American people.”

H/T: John McCormack

Yuval Levin is the director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs.


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