Monday, January 21, 2008


I was a bit loud with Matthew Yglesias, but sometimes it's warranted. And claiming that the reason why Clinton was unsuccessful had nothing to do with his singular inability to deal with Republican messaging?

And that Obama's willingness to say whatever would come out of a Republican's mouth in order to look less partisan?

Er, yeah, that warrants it.

Honestly, I don't get it. Leaving aside UHC, his policies aren't tremendously illiberal. Why should the rhetoric be any different? It's not like he's not going to be a DemocRAT to Republicans in the general, and McCain is going to scoop up the independents in the primaries. He's going to lose to Clinton because he's somehow managed to make her look more progressive-slash-liberal than he is. That's ridiculously bizarre.

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