Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Looks like the press is starting to turn on Sen. Obama, but they haven't quite figured what to harp on.

The Associated Press wrote a piece today claiming that Obama lacks substance, that he hasn't really talked policy yet. But as Greg Sargent points out over at TPM, they seem to ignore almost every policy speech he's given. I guess if the AP wants to claim Sen. Obama has no substance, it helps to ignore all his substantive speeches.

And everyone's favorite bird cage liner, which doubles as a newspaper, The Politico, writes a story about Sen. Obama being plagued with rookie mistakes. The crux of their argument is that most of his bumps are coming from his book. Money quote

"But in Obama's case, the presidential campaign hazing is complicated by 442 pages of words from his own pen. "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" was written in 1995, when Obama was giving little thought to the political implications of his life story. The words sat barely noticed for almost a decade, then blossomed into a best-seller after Obama's masterly 2004 speech to the Democratic National Convention."

Interesting that the "rookie mistakes" being made by Obama come from a book written 12 years ago. But "Rookie Mistakes" was the meme that The Politico wanted to go with, and why let the facts get in the way.


At 7:01 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

I can't imagine anyone who wrote a biography wouldn't get some things wrong or "misremembered"!

At 9:24 PM, Blogger ohdave said...

How long until we find out that these talking points are being fed by the GOP fax pushers?


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