Thursday, December 21, 2006

Mickey Kaus's Obama Problem

from Slate,

After reading up a bit on Barack Obama for a temporarily-aborted bloggingheads segment, my tentative working thesis is this: He's too damn reflective! And introspective....
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I'm a "character" voter, not an "issues" voter. But the way you reveal your character is by grappling with issues, not by grappling with yourself. Anguish is easy. Isn't it time for Obama to start being ostentatiously reflective about policies? That's what you want from a Harvard Law Review type.
I fear Obama reflects and introspects so much because there is a good deal he would rather not talk about instead.

7 comments:

So-Called Austin Mayor 9:10 AM  

Yes, that is the real problem in the world -- too much thinking.

Bill Baar 9:28 AM  

It's thinking of talking about himself that's the problem SCM. It's gotten old. Clinton sure doesn't bore us with personal details.

Skeeter,  10:36 AM  

Another negative comment by Baar.

Ann Coulter's Boytoy,  11:22 AM  

Here's everything you need to know about Mickey Kaus:

Coulter was escorted to the garden party by Slate's Mickey Kaus.

The Coulter in question is Ann Coulter. Solid judgement there Mick.

Bridget 3:56 PM  

"Ostentaciously reflective about policies" so that people like Mickey Kaus can begin to go down the road of ripping him apart for his positions, right?

Yawn.

Bill Baar 4:45 PM  

...can begin to go down the road of ripping him apart for his positions, right?

That's fair game.

Unlike Cheney's kid's orientation which Mary Beth Cahill called fair game. I think it's the Clinton's Cahills Obama is going to face in the primary. He better get ready.

Anonymous,  6:22 PM  

""Ostentaciously reflective about policies" so that people like Mickey Kaus can begin to go down the road of ripping him apart for his positions, right?"

Yes, it's better that Obama stays ambiguous and we vote on who has the nicer smile.

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