"Obama rarely directly attacks. He subtly baits. His most brilliant rope-a-dope of the entire campaign was against Bill Clinton in the spring. In a newspaper interview, Obama cited Ronald Reagan as the last transformational president. He didn’t mention Clinton. The former president was offended by being implicitly dissed, took the bait and unleashed a series of unwise public scoffs at the young Democrat, culminating in a dismissal of Obama as another Jesse Jackson. Suddenly, black Democrats abandoned Clinton’s wife, and the Clintons’ base collapsed. Obama merely stepped out of the way as the Clintons self-destructed. He didn’t just end their campaign; he helped to bury their reputation."/Gunilla
14 October 2008
Obama som valiumtablett
PHILADELPHIA Andrew Sullivan förklarar i brittiska Times nyckeln till Barack Obamas framgångar, gentemot Hillary Clinton respektive John McCain: hans lugna temperament. Initierad text om hur han låter motståndarna sabba allt själva medan han förblir cool, rekommenderas!