I wish I was as smart about Andrew Sullivan re Obama

I wish I was as smart about Andrew Sullivan re Obama

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His piece overall, just dashed off, far better than I can write, but here's the gist:

Alas, I cannot give a more considered response right now as I have to get on the road. But I do want to say that this searing, nuanced, gut-wrenching, loyal, and deeply, deeply Christian speech is the most honest speech on race in America in my adult lifetime. It is a speech we have all been waiting for for a generation. Its ability to embrace both the legitimate fears and resentments of whites and the understandable anger and dashed hopes of many blacks was, in my view, unique in recent American history.

And it was a reflection of faith – deep, hopeful, transcending faith in the promises of the Gospels. And it was about America – its unique promise, its historic purpose, and our duty to take up the burden to perfect this union – today, in our time, in our way.

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Simon

Craig:
Thanks for writing what you did over on Jeff Jarvis' blog. Like you, I'm confused by his position. Perhaps his stance is the result of a positive personal relationship with Hillary (or someone like her) — but it seems contrary to the evidence. Quite simply, she's been a terrible manager, and quickly squandered capital, relationships and a massive lead while trying to run the one large organization she has ever run: her own campaign.
There's just no support for the theory — and lots to the contrary — that she has the characteristics we're looking for this time around. And, as we saw in that speech today, Obama clearly does: intelligence, ethics, calm resolve.
Here's what I wrote to Jeff, on this topic:

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