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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

What Happened To Hillary?

New York Times columnist David Brooks on why Hillary's campaign is losing: she defines herself as a "fighter," but...

"...this is a country in the midst of a crisis of authority, a country that
has become disillusioned not only with one president, but with a whole system of
politics. It’s a country that has lost faith not only with one institution, but
with the entire set of leadership institutions. The cultural context, in other
words, allowed for a much broader critique, a much more audacious
And Barack Obama leapt right in. "

Brooks makes the point that people are looking for something other than the same old partisan bickering, and that's what Obama promises. Whether or not he'll be able to deliver on that promise if elected is another matter entirely.


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