Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

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Barack Obama, conservative and liberal?

I didn't get to watch it (perhaps I should have made more of an effort), but this LJ post quotes Obama's address at the Democratic National Convention.

There are political concepts that should transcend party boundaries, and I like that these comments draw together Democrats and Republicans while pushing away the naysaying reporters who act on the knowledge that they can sell more papers or attract more viewers if they reinforce the differences rather than the similarities.

Another interesting item I read last night is this Charley Reese column, by a writer who's sorry he voted for Bush last time and won't do it again. I like his fond look back at President Reagan, too.

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