December 26, 2007

From latest National Review...
Oprah Winfrey stumped for Barack Obama in Iowa and South Carolina. Miss Winfrey is, without question, the most important woman in America; overall, she is a force for good, a black female Benjamin Franklin, offering uplift and useful advice. Straying into politics for patently racial reasons is a risk for her, but she has negotiated other speed bumps in her career with ease, and will surely be at her post after the next president leaves office. What she said in Obama’s favor was nonsense. “You can’t be fooled by this experience question because you know it’s not the amount of time you spend with your child, it’s the quality of that time.” America as a nursery: just the message for a time of war, overspending, and global competition. But the audience ate it up, since the Democrats are the party of children, desperate to be suckled. And Hillary Clinton must be sweating bullets.

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