November 26, 2007

The Unbearable Flexibility Of Barack

What happens when a candidate declares that he represents a different kind of campaigning — one based on conviction rather than calculation? Usually calculation wins out, as Fred Hiatt notes in regard to Barack Obama. As the year has progressed, Obama appears a lot more flexible than he advertised.

At Heading Right, I look at the beneficiaries of Obama's newfound flexibility -- the NEA, the antiwar activists, and the trade protectionists -- and marvel at the fortune that led his evolution as a candidate towards the complete spectrum of Democratic special interests. So much for a campaign of conviction, eh?


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