Dont Judge a Cover Story by its Cover.

tny 11.17.08 cvr.inddGreat Cover.

Great Journalist writing the cover story.

But the article?  Yawn.

Barack Obama could not run his campaign for the Presidency based on political accomplishment or on the heroic service of his youth. His record was too slight. His Democratic and Republican opponents were right: he ran largely on language, on the expression of a country’s potential and the self-expression of a complicated man who could reflect and lead that country. And a powerful thematic undercurrent of his oratory and prose was race. Not race as invoked by his predecessors in electoral politics or in the civil-rights movement, not race as an insistence on tribe or on redress; rather, Obama made his biracial ancestry a metaphor for his ambition to create a broad coalition of support, to rally Americans behind a narrative of moral and political progress. He was not its hero, but he just might be its culmination.

No.

No. No. No.

This is not the end of the damn journey.

No, it isn’t the beginning, but it damn sure ain’t the end.

It better not be, because I got about 6 or seven more stops to ride before I get where I wanna go.

2 comments

  1. freedom

    Well, he was/is MY hero! I’ll stay on that ride along with you because I’ve got a few more stops to make, as well. Peace.

  2. thepoliticalassistant

    Well at least he didn’t run on the Karl Rove/Lee Atwater mantra which is to forget reality and go with lies.

    I find it hilarious that soooooo many people are upset the dems took this election, particularly considering how “effective” and “unifying” and “responsible” they’ve been the last eight years…give me a break.

    “I’ll take hope over fear for 2000 Alex!”

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