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The American Presidential Candidate

By on 8.29.08 | 8:48AM

In this bit for the Guardian, I ponder why the press was so taken with Obama's big speech. Short answer: "Because he put forward a liberalism that was patriotic yet pluralistic, tough yet compassionate, confrontational yet thoughtful, full yet empty. It was made-for-cable catnip." Somewhat longer answer...

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