Sunday, August 24, 2008

Some Thoughts from Peggy Noonan

Some thoughts from Peggy Noonan

It's hard for our political class to remember that Mr. Obama has been famous in America only since the winter of '08. America met him barely six months ago! The political class first interviewed him, or read the interview, in 2003 or '04, when he was a rising star. They know him. Everyone else is still absorbing.

This is what they see:

An attractive, intelligent man, interesting, but—he's hard to categorize. Is he Gen. Obama? No, no military background. Brilliant Businessman Obama? No, he never worked in business. Famous Name Obama? No, it's a new name, an unusual one. Longtime Southern Governor Obama? No. He's a community organizer (what's that?), then a lawyer (boo), then a state legislator (so what, so's my cousin), then U.S. senator (less than four years!).

With all respect to a family member and to several elected officials I know, spending time in the legislature in Springfield does not qualify you for president.


So-Called Austin Mayor said...

"spending time in the legislature in Springfield does not qualify you for president."

But it comes closer than crashing a plane in Vietnam does.

so-called "Austin Mayor"

OneMan said...

However that is far from Senator McCain's only qualification for being president.

So-Called Austin Mayor said...

And time in Springfield is far from Obama's only qualification for being president.