Saturday, August 16, 2008

Obama the Handwringer

For all of Obama's political skills and oratory, he just can't stop himself from coming across like a Harvard Handwringer. It was on display tonite at the Saddleback Forum. Rick Warren's question about dealing with evil in the world showed Obama's tendency to naval-gaze and fret. Here are the quotes:

Question to Obama: "Does evil exist, and if it does, do we ignore it, do we negotiate with it, do we contain it, do we defeat it?"

Obama: "... a lot of evil has been perpetrated, uh, based on the claim that we were trying to confront evil."

Obama's point is the US has perpetrated alot of evil. Nice. Now see how McCain handles the question:

Question to McCain: "Does evil exist, and if so, should we ignore it, negotiate with it, contain it, or defeat it?"

McCain: "Defeat it."

Obama's answer shows that at his core, he is a Harvard elitist who is suspicious of the US. Liberals and Europeans will be happy with Obama's fretting, nuanced approach.

Do Americans want a Handwringer for President? I don't think so.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

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