[FoRK] How Barack lost my vote forever

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> on Wed Apr 23 08:08:58 PDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 10:26 AM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>  >
>  >  On Apr 23, 2008, at 3:23 AM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>  >
>  >
>  > > Oh. Come. On. I know you are not that closed minded. No politician is
>  > going to pitch socialism in the US. Or try to kill the stock market.
>  > >
>  >
>  >  Well, clearly, I disagree.
>  >
>  >  Generally speaking the man's a cipher --- by design, I assume.
>
>  Just because Hillary says he's a cipher, and the press is too lazy to
>  correct that (see, e.g., http://dave.ofmassdestruction.com/?p=946 )
>  doesn't mean he's a cipher:
>
>  http://www.barackobama.com/issues/
>
>  See, e.g., http://www.google.com/search?q=obama+technology+policy
>
>  for a lot of very favorable reviews of his technology policy. (And of
>  course, even Hillary will admit he's not a cipher, as long as it is in
>  context of attacking him over his health care proposals.)

Oh, and an excellent piece on his policy shop:
http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=4d40a39e-8f57-4054-bd99-94bc9d19be1a

Not surprisingly, heavily influenced by his time at Chicago- the most
economically conservative/rationalist law school in the county.

This is not to say he's as much a wonk as Hillary is, but few are.

Luis

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