Obama-rama

Barak Obama continues to impress: “I am suspicious of hype. The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.” Good jokes — important campaign quality. This was at a speech in New Hampshire, and I’m still a bit unclear from the coverage what, exactly, Obama said. Bloomberg indicates he “outlined an agenda that includes universal health care, a new energy strategy that takes advantage of alternative sources of fuel, fiscal responsibility and a national security policy that is ‘tough and smart,’” which sounds good to me. As The New York Times has it, “in two speeches and a news conference, Mr. Obama called for universal health care — the issue with which Mrs. Clinton, the New York Democrat, was once closely identified — a battle on global warming and a timed redeployment of troops from Iraq.”

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