Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Problems with Obama

I've been trying to put into words the problems I have with Barrack Obama. But then I read a column by Washington Post syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, and he said it pretty damn well. From his Audacity of Vanity column:

Americans are beginning to notice Obama's elevated opinion of himself. There's nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted "present" nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself....

For the first few months of the campaign, the question about Obama was: Who is he? The question now is: Who does he think he is?
That sums up my main problem. And I have another question... if you knew you were going to do something historic (like becoming the first half-black president, yes, lets not forget he's only HALF black), wouldn't you wait until AFTER that to write your autobiography? And even if you're not that historic, but just think you are, who writes their autobiography in there 40s? (I may have started on mine, but I certainly don't plan to publish it for at least another 20-30 years. I mean, I hope there's more cool things to come, ya know?!)


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