Getting Comfy With the Idea of Calling Barack Obama “Mr. President”: Conservative Charles Krauthammer Calls Obama “a first class intellect” with “a first class temperament” and Thinks Obama’s on His Way to Victory Because of It

Money quote from Krauthammer’s Washington Post column today:

Part of reassurance is intellectual. Like Palin, he’s a rookie, but in his 19 months on the national stage he has achieved fluency in areas in which he has no experience. In the foreign policy debate with McCain, as in his July news conference with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Obama held his own — fluid, familiar and therefore plausibly presidential.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. famously said of Franklin Roosevelt that he had a “second-class intellect, but a first-class temperament.” Obama has shown that he is a man of limited experience, questionable convictions, deeply troubling associations (Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, Tony Rezko) and an alarming lack of self-definition — do you really know who he is and what he believes? Nonetheless, he’s got both a first-class intellect and a first-class temperament. That will likely be enough to make him president.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to Getting Comfy With the Idea of Calling Barack Obama “Mr. President”: Conservative Charles Krauthammer Calls Obama “a first class intellect” with “a first class temperament” and Thinks Obama’s on His Way to Victory Because of It

  1. hapnHal says:

    No you got it wrong. Obama wants to be President. I nominate Obama to be honorary President of the Jamf society. Any one second the motion?

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