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February 11, 2008

PAUL KRUGMAN ON THE VENOMOUS POLITICS OF . . . HOPE?

These days even the Democratic Party seems to be turning into Nixonland. . . . I won’t try for fake evenhandedness here: most of the venom I see is coming from supporters of Mr. Obama, who want their hero or nobody. I’m not the first to point out that the Obama campaign seems dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality.

Ann Althouse is surprised to see Krugman casting Obama in the Nixon role.

UPDATE: Reader James Ivers emails: "Boy, it's a good thing the Clintons don't play rough, or there'd be no one to stand as an anti-Nixonland exemplar." Indeed.