Tagged: David Remnick

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.