Commentary Magazine


Contentions

Obama in Texas

He uses his opening time to tell people to go vote early (now, before the luster fades) and to show up at the caucuses (which are part of the complex Texas voting system). The crowd is huge but the content is vacuous. We don’t lack good ideas, he says, but rather the problem is that those evil folks in Washington crush the good ideas. (The premise is silly: that we all agree on what the good ideas are and that only decent folks like him are needed to bring them to fruition.) The “content” that we get amount to a diatribe against free trade and a rather typical John Edwards-like tale of a poor woman who lost her home. Score this round for John McCain. With a nod to immediately ending the Iraq war he then reverts to what this is really about: him. He recites his tale of running before others said he should because of the “fierce urgency of now” (a Martin Luther king, Jr. line he repeats at each of these stump and victory speeches). If this is it, McCain may have a shot.



Join the discussion…

Are you a subscriber? Log in to comment »

Not a subscriber? Join the discussion today, subscribe to Commentary »





Welcome to Commentary Magazine.
We hope you enjoy your visit.
As a visitor to our site, you are allowed 8 free articles this month.
This is your first of 8 free articles.

If you are already a digital subscriber, log in here »

Print subscriber? For free access to the website and iPad, register here »

To subscribe, click here to see our subscription offers »

Please note this is an advertisement skip this ad
Clearly, you have a passion for ideas.
Subscribe today for unlimited digital access to the publication that shapes the minds of the people who shape our world.
Get for just
YOU HAVE READ OF 8 FREE ARTICLES THIS MONTH.
FOR JUST
YOU HAVE READ OF 8 FREE ARTICLES THIS MONTH.
FOR JUST
Welcome to Commentary Magazine.
We hope you enjoy your visit.
As a visitor, you are allowed 8 free articles.
This is your first article.
You have read of 8 free articles this month.
YOU HAVE READ 8 OF 8
FREE ARTICLES THIS MONTH.
for full access to
CommentaryMagazine.com
INCLUDES FULL ACCESS TO:
Digital subscriber?
Print subscriber? Get free access »
Call to subscribe: 1-800-829-6270
You can also subscribe
on your computer at
CommentaryMagazine.com.
LOG IN WITH YOUR
COMMENTARY MAGAZINE ID
Don't have a CommentaryMagazine.com log in?
CREATE A COMMENTARY
LOG IN ID
Enter you email address and password below. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you provide.