Monday, April 30, 2007

TNR's James Kirchik on machine politics in Massachusetts.

P.S. ... And as long as I'm linking to The Plank, I'll second this:
The worrying thing about the piece [this New Yorker profile] for Obama fans is that his thirst for consensus and unity ("One America") comes across as less a way to pragmatically achieve good policies than as a misplaced need for consensus as an end in itself. And speaking of pragmatism, my hunch is that talking so high-mindedly will be much more effective in a general election than a primary--a primary that Obama still has to win.

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