I think the Clintons are among the most loathsome and disgusting people in American politics. I am repulsed by what they have done to our country. To call them corrupt is an insult to corruption and all the hard-working people who once supported urban Democratic political machines. They represent the worst tendencies in our sick political culture.
I also think Barack Obama is a good and decent and honorable man. I think he represents liberalism at its best, rather than its worst. To a certain extent, I would view his triumph over the awful Clinton machine as a triumph of all Americans of good will. I am as proud of him as I am ashamed of the Clintons. Nevertheless, I think Obama’s candidacy is a threat to conservatives in a way that the nauseating Clintons are not. He has the potential to revive liberalism that is as strong as the Clintons’ ability to discredit it entirely. He is every bit as wrong on the issues as they are, if not worse. Should he somehow slay the giant and win the Democratic nomination, conservatives must oppose him with all their might.
Phil Klein absolutely nailed it in this cover story for our July/August 2007 issue.
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