Monday, December 20, 2004

Barack makes the cover of Newsweek

Our man Obama is on the cover of Newsweek.

The article is here.

The writer does make a few mistakes. David Axelrod wasn't the campaign manager (that would be Jim Cauley), but he was the media mastermind with fantastic commercials.

He also regurgitates conventional wisdom that it was a mistake to challenge Bobby Rush in 2000. Give me a break -- that was the right thing to do. Congressman Rush is not nearly as effective as the rest of the congressional delegation, and Obama would have been a dramatic improvement. Besides, contested primaries are good for democracy. Our culture gives too much of an entitlement to incumbents, as if they deserve to keep the seat unless they have really failed. I'm glad Barack ran against Congressman Rush, and while it worked out that since Barack lost, he could run for the U.S. Senate, that still doesn't make the campaign a mistake.

Anyway, here's the cover photo from
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FightforJustice said...

I like the headline about Barack wanting to get beyond red and blue. His willingness and ability to work across the aisle is admirable and should help him succeed in the U.S. Senate.

Anonymous said...

And Commissioner Forrest Claypool with a recognizable profile photo. -josh

Anonymous said...

Swell, for the senator elect. Anything is better than Peter the Pitz! What is the deal with the book deals and flying for seeing Jimmy Buffet in secret? Free Margaritas? I hope he really is not dissing the Illinois media. I can't take another disappointment! He needs to look at what happened to Carol Mosley closely and not do what she did!

Do forget us here in Illinois! Do wait 6 years either!

Vaughn Montgomery AIM: montyvaughn1