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We underestimate Obama

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Posted on February 9 2010 6:00 am
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by Bookworm

I’m afraid we in the Bookwormroom underestimate Obama. We believe he is hopeless away from his teleprompters, but he did quite well in an unscripted (if ever-so-polite) exchange with the Republicans. We think he can’t move to the middle, but he supported Bernanke, shifted his foreign policy away from the positions of his most extreme followers and is now furiously signalling his willingness to work with the Republicans (well, okay, we know he’s simply getting ready to shift, or at least share, blame, but it is a strong strategic move, nonetheless). We discount that he defeated McCain, because of how weak a candidate McCain was, but we forget he also beat Clinton, a seasoned campaigner with a big head start.

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