"[T]here is no 'third way' or 'consensus' way out of many of our most pressing problems"
sirota writing at daily kos...
...it became obvious that this [Barack Obama] is a person who wants to do the right thing and has genuinely strong convictions. But he also seems to believe that the reason our country has such challenges is because all sides of every issue have not come together in unity...
The problem with this outlook is that it fundamentally misunderstands why we are at this moment in history.
[T]here is no "third way" or "consensus" way out of many of our most pressing problems, as Obama seems to believe. Why? Because many of our most pressing problems are zero-sum: someone is benefiting from the status quo, and to change the status quo means someone may lose something.
my jury is still out on obama as it is on edwards, and, if al changes his mind, on gore as well... my verdict was handed up long ago on hillary and biden, and i simply refuse to hear the cases of the candidates on the other side... keep talking, barack... i'll listen, but, unlike sirota, i'm much too cynical at this point to say i even WANT to believe...
[Obama] will have to decide whether he wants to offer up poll-tested platitudes about nebulous "hope" and run for President, or whether he wants to really challenge the status quo and actually BE ELECTED President. And as I said at the beginning, I want to believe he will make the right choice.
if he does, fine... i will be more than happy to jump on board... Submit To Propeller
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