Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Obama's associations with bad people ought to matter

by Charles Krauthammer This is from the Mpls StarTribune and starts out by saying:

Until now. Today, on the threshold of the presidency, Obama concedes the odiousness of these associations, which is why he has severed them. But for the years in which he sat in Wright's pews and shared common purpose on boards with Ayers, Obama considered them a legitimate, indeed unremarkable, part of social discourse.

Do you? Obama is a man of first-class intellect and first-class temperament. But his character remains highly suspect. There is a difference between temperament and character.

Read the rest of the article here.

Important to note that Krauthammer is an invalid in a wheelchair who writes for the Washington Post. He has certainly made something of his infirmity. I believe he is also a Jew, but I'm just guessing.


Bike Bubba said...

Yes, Krauthammer is Jewish, and a quadriplegic due to an accident he had in college. Amazing guy in what he's done, IMO.

One little quibble I have with his column; he says that Obama's character is "suspect." Very kind to use that turn of phrase, but I'd say "completely unable or unwilling to figure out who he's working with.

In other words, not the guy I want interacting with world figures like Gadhafi, Ahmadinejad, Putin, and so on.

Gabrielle Eden said...

One big "AMEN" to that!

I think that Krauthammer, like McCain, is using the same temperate means to react to the evil that he sees that Obama has used to get himself in the forefront of politics. You have probably heard Krauthammer talk about Obama's first-class temperament.

I have been very confident that Kraauthammer sees Obama for who he is, and that has been reassuring.