Brian Appleyard’s take midway through the convention (early Wednesday) is amusing and not a little ironic. The Democrats are squandering their natural advantages in that the media loves that narrative and will continue to run it at every opportunity.
I think this is the story of the Democratic convention: Buchanan’s assessment of Obama’s acceptance speech. I found it very moving.
If you want to see any of the speeches from the Democratic convention then get it from the DNC—it is in a different class from any other internet video I have seen—the first high fidelity media I have ever seen on the internet. The whole production is very, very classy.
Two of my favourite bloggers—Commander Huber of The Pen and Sword and Gershom Gorenberg of South Jerusalem—have written similar and different articles on Obama’s foreign policy. The commander analyses the ducking and diving in Obama’s Iran policy from the perspective of the Pentagon while Gorenberg takes the foggy bottom angle of his Israel policy. They agree on the difficulties he faces (you have to work with the political context you have rather than the the one you would like) and that while some of his tactical manoeuvres may have caused some dismay, it is quite possible (so they argue) to pick out a coherent strategy. Needless to say we will need more data, but that reading seems defensible to me, and is consistent with his record, such as it is.
I am most curious to know whether Gershom Gorenberg agrees with Comander Huber’s analysis.
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Well, not necessarily. We have no reason to believe that when Obama comforts the student when she breaks down 5:15 that this is an act of compassion.