April 18, 2007

MICKEY KAUS: “Barack Obama’s misguided attempt to connect the Virginia Tech murders with the Imus slur (“quiet violence”) and, yes, loss of health care benefits due to layoffs and overseas competition, doesn’t come off quite as obscene as you’d expect when you listen to it–because Obama’s delivery is too fatigued and subdued, even depressive, to trigger the sense that he’s manipulating anybody. Still, it’s not exactly evidence of a fresh intelligence, or even basic common sense, at work–much less rising to the occasion.” But Mickey offers a charitable explanation.

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