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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Basis for Obama's Candidacy

Hugh Hewitt makes the point that:

Senator Obama is running as a biography/character candidate, not as a candidate of accomplishment because he has accomplished little except obtaining office. As a biography/character candidate the four corners of that biography that illuminate Obama's character --Michelle Obama, Pastor Jeremiah Wright, the unrepentant terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, and Obama's mentor, financier, friend and neighbor Tony Rezko-- are all extremely relevant to the debates of the next six months, and we need to know much more about each corner of the square within which Obama has moved.

Last night Alan Colmes warned me that attacks on Michelle Obama will backfire. I agree. But analysis of the campaign speeches she gives in support of her husband's candidacy and delivered, we have to assume, in order to convey her husband's platform and plans to potential supporters, are not only relevant to the campaign, but central to them given how indifferent to specifics Senator Obama has been from day one.

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