Sunday, November 20, 2005

"Our next president"

Well I don't know about that, Ethel Kennedy, but this Tribune profile of Barack Obama reveals no achilles' heel yet in sight. (Well, there is this scandalous detail:
Some of the attention, though, is far from spontaneous. Before he appeared on Stewart's popular Comedy Central program earlier this month, his staff dashed off an e-mail to supporters, urging them to tune in to the show.
So maybe his political days are numbered after all!)

7 comments:

AC said...

He was obviously being groomed during the last election. I mean no one even knew his name before then, he wasn't even a gov'na yet. And the hype was loud enough to hear over a Rage show.

AC said...

Sorry bout that, I got so excited about being able to say Gov'na, that I didn't even think. I mean Senator.

Rob said...

Barack Obama for Gov'na!

That's actually not a terrible idea, given the difficulties senators have historically had in becoming presidents...

I'd say Obama for VP, except for fear he'd overshadow the presidential candidate. But I guess I wouldn't rule out Clinton/Obama '08...

Rob said...

And boy is he hyped! He said it best on the Daily Show, when he told Jon Stewart, "I think the only person more overhyped than me is you."

skirt said...

You are all thinking to closely in the future. Barack's gonna need more than 3 more years before this country could handle a black president who has a name that is unbelievably close to Osama. He is pretty damn sweet, and he might be able to do glorious things for our country, but you've got to let him get his feet a little wetter first. All that being said, I love the guy.

Rob said...

I AM thinking long-term: we're talking about '08, aren't we? My calendar does not go any further than that.

The point is, Obama already has a political organization and a national profile that rivals Hillary Clinton's, and he is the more appealing candidate by far. Get his feet wet, why? What will another term in the Senate teach him that he doesn't know already?

AC said...

Agreed with Rob. But like myself, I believe he means more to judge, let him get our feet wet (i.e. I want him to pee on me.)