I recently gotten into an inadvertent internet dispute with acclaimed author Rick Perlstein who i respect immensely. He wrote a brief post about the late, great Mayor of Chicago Harold Washington.
that has nothing to do with him and everything to do with a literally evil cartel that held the city hostage rather than let a black man govern it.
I'd say that's a fair description of The Eddies. I'd also say it's irrelevant. The reality of politics is that all political leaders make mistakes and all have failures, to not have them would be simply inhuman. In addition, they all have their opponents who can sometimes not be nice or fair or act in accordance with the common good, indeed I'd say that many of Obama's opponents are just as mean as
Not to long ago Obama had a bit of a political failure during a certain presidential debate. The great Ta-Nehisi Coates, who writes for the Atlantic, gave the president some tough love.
My point is this: I am sorry that the president finds debating before the public to be annoying. And I am very sorry that more Americans don't delve into the footnotes of position papers. And I am very sorry that Mitt Romney was mean to the moderator, and lied to the viewers. And I am especially sorry that Barack Obama was evidently shocked -- shocked! -- to find the party of poll-taxing, evolution-disputing, and climate-change denying engaging in such tactics.
But this is the war we have. And this president has signed up to lead the fight. I think he understands that. Over the past four years Obama has proven to be very slow, but very deadly. I doubt that's changed.Obama of course faced all those problems and went on to adjust his strategy and win the next two debates. And then win re-election. That's what political success looks like.