Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Great article: The Unspoken Campaign Message of Obama

There is a theme to the political campaign of Barack Obama. It follows the teachings of Saul Alinksy, and it can be summed up easily: I will do anything to win. That was the theory of Alinsky, whose radicalism was simply radicalism for power, not for the powerless. Obama, like Alinsky, is not so much an ideologue as a power fanatic. "Give me power, then trust me to do something good" both men seem to say.

This blends in well with the national Democratic Party. Recall 2002? New Jersey Democrats held a primary under state law, the legal process for picking the Democrat nominee for the Senate race. Robert Torricelli, up to his neck in ethical problems, con'd

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