Calvinball and Barack Obama

An astute observation by Rich Lowry at NRO…

Here are the Obama rules in detail: He can’t be called a “liberal” (“the same names and labels they pin on everyone,” as Obama puts it); his toughness on the war on terror can’t be questioned (“attempts to play on our fears”); his extreme positions on social issues can’t be exposed (“the same efforts to distract us from the issues that affect our lives” and “turn us against each other”); and his Chicago background too is off-limits (“pouncing on every gaffe and association and fake controversy”). Besides that, it should be a freewheeling and spirited campaign.

The first thing I thought of was Calvinball (turns out Glenn Reynolds was, too): making up the rules as you go. Of course, they will only get away with it (the way the Clintons got away with it in the 90s) if the mainstream media allows it. It is likely, in their desperation, they will. Hopechange! Make way for the great healer!

Gads, it’s like electing Gaius Baltar.


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