The political establishment finds unity in a time of danger.

Friday, April 18th, 2008 @ 1:43 pm | Barack Obama, Election crap

The battle lines are drawn, says Andrew Sullivan:

Last night (at the debate) was not Obama’s finest hour. But when you look back and see what he has already accomplished by the manner and content and care of his campaign, he is obviously on the right side. Key elements of the MSM establishment, the political establishment and the ideological right and cynical left know how big a threat he is to them. That’s why Hannity can join forces with Stephanopoulos and Clinton can channel Rove. Because in this issue, they are all on the same side.

They’ll call the candidate funded by the people elitist, they’ll portray the biracial man who tries to bring blacks and whites together as a Black Panther, they’ll call a champion of America’s greatness unpatriotic. They’ll do it because they think you’re stupid, not because they believe it. And then they’ll tell you Obama thinks you’re stupid.

The wagons are circling. Do we give up?

-jb

5 Responses to “The political establishment finds unity in a time of danger.”

  1. Independent Says:

    Fuck and no.

  2. Nate W Says:

    I just don’t think the Obama-as-elitist narrative is going to resonate with voters as much as the online devoted are hoping. Obama has so far been very good at brushing off these types of attacks by keeping his dignity and taking the high-road. And the elitist charge rings hollow because of his ability to connect with people as an orator. It was easy to label Kerry a panty-waist because some media boob would call him a name and he’d just sit there and sputter and stammer. He was shiftless and soft in the face of aggression…the complete opposite of Obama.

  3. Independent Says:

    Kerry had never been to a Wendys.

    Obama earned 13K out of Harvard Law.

    Slight difference.

  4. Dana Says:

    The latest polls indicate that Senator Clinton has moved very slightly ahead of Senator Obama; I’d say that we need to see some confirmation before accepting it as real, but Mr Obama certainly seems to have been weakened.

    In the end, as long as John McCain is elected, it’ll be OK. 🙂

  5. Nate W Says:

    “The latest polls”? “certainly seems to have been weakened”? Every poll I’ve seen disputes what you’re saying.