Professor Melanye Price has an op-ed in the Hartford Courant today about Barack Obama:
Media pundits and supporters claim Barack Obama is at his best when viewed in person, so I went to the recent Obama rally at the XL Center in Hartford to see for myself. Ultimately, I came away convinced that Obama actually could succeed. I found myself both embracing and eschewing the conflicting meanings of an Obama presidency.
The most audaciously hopeful aspect of an Obama rally has to be the attendees, who represent every demographic imaginable. Waiting with me were professors, white suburban mothers, Obama gear-clad teenagers, an older African American couple, and a group of young black and Latino men.
As we waited with thousands, we became unlikely allies, holding places for bathroom breaks, scouting the best entrance and seats and discussing Obama’s appeal. Were we a “grand coalition for change” as Obama suggested? Moreover, could he translate our differing versions of change into coherent policies?
Personally, I liked the op-ed, but the 128 (and counting) comments it’s generated are entertaining too. One non-representative sample:
If Hillary and Barack were your 2 choices of surgeons to operate on you ~ which would you choose?
-and don’t reply with an; “A new doctor knows the latest procedures as all doctors are getting constant information on the medical subject.”
I will vote for EXPERIENCE…I will vote for HILLARY!
When does politics or governance = surgery or medicine?