I opened NRO and saw that V.D. Hanson had posted a piece on Obama's speech last week. It was one of those "Gee, I wish I had written that" moments. What a great way to start the morning.
The Obama Crash and Burn
If he acts as if the Wright controversy is behind him, it's over for
By Victor Davis Hanson
The latest polls reflecting Obama’s near-collapse should serve as a
morality tale of John Edwards’s two Americas — the political obtuseness of the
intellectual elite juxtaposed to the common sense of the working classes.
For some bizarre reason, Obama aimed his speech at winning praise from
National Public Radio, the New York Times, and Harvard, and solidifying an
already 90-percent solid African-American base — while apparently insulting the
intelligence of everyone else.
Indeed, the more op-eds and pundits praised the courage of Barack Obama,
the more the polls showed that there was a growing distrust that the eloquent
and inspirational candidate has used his great gifts, in the end, to excuse the
Read the rest here.