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Topic: Garry Wills

The Problem with Obama Is That He’s Too Darned Moderate

If you want to have a good laugh, click here to read Garry Wills’s take on Obama and the Massachusetts election. What’s hurting Obama with the public, says Wills, is that he’s too nice, too bipartisan, too slow in pursuing transformative legislation, and not enough of a leftist crusader — “As if he felt restrained by his own blackness.”

That must be it.

If you want to have a good laugh, click here to read Garry Wills’s take on Obama and the Massachusetts election. What’s hurting Obama with the public, says Wills, is that he’s too nice, too bipartisan, too slow in pursuing transformative legislation, and not enough of a leftist crusader — “As if he felt restrained by his own blackness.”

That must be it.

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The Left vs. Barack Obama

If you want a measure of how deep is the commitment of those on the Left to surrender and retreat in Afghanistan and Iraq, take a look at Garry Wills’s short piece in the New York Review of Books titled “A One-Term President?: The Choice.” In it, Wills argues:

It is unlikely that we will soon have another president with the moral and rhetorical force to talk us out of a foolish commitment that cannot be sustained without shame and defeat. If it costs him his presidency, what other achievement can match it?

Wills often reflects the views of a significant portion of the Democratic base. As you can see, Barack Obama’s political life continues to get more and more complicated by the day.

If you want a measure of how deep is the commitment of those on the Left to surrender and retreat in Afghanistan and Iraq, take a look at Garry Wills’s short piece in the New York Review of Books titled “A One-Term President?: The Choice.” In it, Wills argues:

It is unlikely that we will soon have another president with the moral and rhetorical force to talk us out of a foolish commitment that cannot be sustained without shame and defeat. If it costs him his presidency, what other achievement can match it?

Wills often reflects the views of a significant portion of the Democratic base. As you can see, Barack Obama’s political life continues to get more and more complicated by the day.

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