|Sean's take on the Iowa Caucus
||[Jan. 8th, 2008|12:00 pm]
My son Sean's take on Obama and the Caucus|
Since he's more articulate than I could ever be.
Great dual-bad-hair-day pic of Sean and my brother Ian at the top.
What a beautifully written piece. You should be really proud of him (as I'm sure you are)
That was a great piece of writing. Please send my thanks to your Son, for all of the hard work he is doing. I think I need to step up here in Wisconsin and do my part for Obama.
2008-01-08 09:10 pm (UTC)
That's a nice piece, with some useful insight.
Many of us looking at him from the outside worry substantially about his tendencies to attack the progressives from the right using vague terminology that feels similar to that of DLC-wing dems.
I've always kind of wondered if this wasn't a special kind of Obama double-speak, meant to sugar coat his countenance for the mainstream media and political gatekeepers, and Sean's analysis definitely points to that.
In fact, in thinking about it, it makes total sense. This kind of approach is uniquely suited to Obama in this race, it's very similar to what most successful black americans find themselves doing in their daily lives: there's the public persona for professional matters and interfacing with white people, then the real person underneath. When deftly performed, the two don't *exactly* contradict, but the racist white folk hear what they want to hear, while people who know better hear the truth.