Friday, February 01, 2008

The Progressive Case for Obama

As Ezra and Matt have already attested, this Chris Hayes column at The Nation makes the case for Obama while also accurately expressing the frustration many of us have had with Democratic campaigns and candidates these last few decades and the caution with which progressives have greeted Obama's calls for bipartisanship. I think Hayes draws the right conclusions here, or at least the ones I've been inclined to draw about Obama's campaign strategy.

I would also add that Obama's calls for unity have not been an empty shell; rather, they have included defenses of gay and lesbian equality, as Andrew Sullivan has noted.

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