Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Obama: 'Way too Harvard'

So says Derek Shearer in Thomas Edsall's latest HuffPo column, which includes other tasty quotes:
Democratic lobbyist Lawrence F. Obrien, III said: "People like to say he is a black Jack Kennedy. Fine, up to a point. Kennedy was smart, elegant, very well spoken, slim, handsome -- but, he also was Irish. Sharp, quick and abundant sense of humor, able to make contact with people."
"Obama's fundamental problem with voters is that he sometimes comes across as an elitist who talks down to them, dismissing their worries and telling them what they really should be concerned about. Voters don't like being addressed in this manner," said Emory political scientist Merle Black, an expert on the Republican realignment of the South.
Ron Kaufman, former political aide to George H. W. Bush, acknowledged that Obama clearly connects with a ton of folks, but so did almost-President Howard Dean. The polls continue to say that this is tied. Obama should be 15-20 points ahead. The fact that he is not should worry them . . . . I honestly believe Obama may have a glass jaw."
Read the whole thing.

1 comment:

  1. >Sharp, quick and abundant sense of humor, able to make contact with people.

    Something about serving in the military and having rounds fired at him in anger probably gave JFK a better life perspective, I'll venture.