"The only Hope with Obama is that he will be another Carter and maybe we will have another Reagan afterwards." — rg, "She Can't Catch Us" (comment), Babalú, February 14, 2008
He's right, Obama will make everybody nostalgic for Carter.
There isn't "another Reagan" in sight (nor should we expect one). Besides, no one is going to succeed Obama except through a second American Revolution.
With Obama Americans would be electing their own Hugo Chávez. He's not Fidel because he is going to assume power constitutionally but once in power he will rule like Chávez.
Greek democracy died too.
I don't see any socialistic qualities to what Obama is proposing. Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes, the fathers of capitalism, both agreed that there were certain things the government should do for its citizens, especially if the private sector is unable to do them effectively.
Senator Obama has laid out very specific proposals throughout the last 10 months of how he would accomplish universal healthcare, ending the war in Iraq. I would encourage you to read some of his proposals.
Manuel A. Tellechea said...
Obama is different. He is an African-American without any black American ancestry. He is an African-American who was raised by his white mother and white grandparents. He is an African-Americans who has always enjoyed the advantages which privileged whites receive as their due. He is an African-American politician who conforms to white America's idea of what a black man should be. In other words, he's his generation's Colin Powell. The fact that he is black is almost imperceptable and certainly incidental. Yet it is enough to overwhelm the fact that he is also the most liberal member of Congress, who would be called a Socialist in any other country but this one. His overblown rhetoric is intended to conceal that fact yet everything else about him betrays it. He is vacuous not because he doesn't have principles but because he does. The only thing that could defeat him is openly espousing those principles. But sometimes a little chink like the Obama-Che affaire pops up to remind us of what he is really about.