I’ve been reading some of the analysis of the debate last night and have come to a conclusion: Barack Obama is always going to be in a Catch-22 with white liberals.
Last night Barack was who he was: cordial and smart and funny. For that he is being eviscerated by white liberals because he didn’t show enough “fire”. If, one the other hand, he had shown any more fire than he did, he would have been called an “angry black man”. Can’t the brotha catch a break? Are white liberals ever satisfied? If you truly believe in Barack’s change argument, why would you ask him to change how he behaves?
Be thrilled that Barack showed the millions who watched the debate just how much he has thought about foreign policy issues and the intersection of foreign policy–economic policy–national security.