Commentary Magazine


Re: What Does This Mean?

Earlier in the day at a rally in Michigan, Barack Obama said, “If I’m president — ” before the audience started barking, “When! When!” “I’m superstitious, folks,” Obama said and went back to speaking about a possible turn as president. But even Obama’s purely superstitious objection to his presidency being a fait accompli speaks to an overconfidence. The Obama camp had thought they were running virtually unopposed because of a financial crisis and one strange and terrible interview Sarah Palin did with Katie Couric. People had finally stopped saying, “it’s a long way until November.” Well, it’s once again a long way until November.