Saturday, October 11, 2008

Christopher Buckley voting for Obama

Yeah, that Christopher Buckley... WF's son.

When he gets to the crux of his point, he says this:
But having a first-class temperament and a first-class intellect, President Obama will (I pray, secularly) surely understand that traditional left-politics aren’t going to get us out of this pit we’ve dug for ourselves.
Sounds like a huge leap of faith to me. Why would I imagine that Obama would do anything other than what his two autobiographies (at 47???), his record, or his campaign say he would do -- because he's intelligent? Because he's educated? Christopher ... really. An intelligent man bent on implementing the wrong ideas is far more dangerous than a man of lesser intelligence trying to implement the right ones.

And I really don't get why he thinks Gov Palin is an embarrasment. Because she doesn't sound like a Harvard Graduate? (Wait, George W Bush is a Harvard Graduate.) She seems to "get" conservative principles pretty well if you ask me. Better than Bush. Better than McCain.

She appears to be sincere, authentic, and best of all ... effective.

As far as "attack ads" against Obama -- what do you call Obama's ads against McCain? And while Christopher is banking on education and intelligent mattering ... I think character matters more in this position. Obama appears to me to be a self-absorbed activist. It's not only perfectly legitimate to bring up his associations with Wright and Ayers, it's of paramount importance to bring them up.

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