I tried to spend most of the day avoiding politics via the internet. Nonetheless, I am now posting a few links to some articles that I found particularly interesting (as if anyone else but me has time to read all of these articles).
From Politico – this article highlighting Politico’s interaction with the Obama campaign over one particular article about Obama’s difficulty winning support from Catholic voters was particularly interesting. I don’t know if it is just me, but I feel like the Obama campaign is getting “to big for its britches.”
From the Wall Street Journal – this opinion piece about Obama’s Chicago political connections is also well worth a read (in tribute to Mr. Rezko’s corruption trial beginning today, I suppose).
Always a treat, Paul Krugman’s column today.
Here’s a link to Caryl River’s op-ed piece in the Boston Globe today on the double standard in the news media, and hearkens back to my thoughts on the sexism inherent in this presidential race.
Finally here is the Washington Post’s fast checker, in follow-up to the story about the Obama campaign’s NAFTA double-speak.
Alright, I guess that is enough linking for today. I know that this just seems like I am so hard on Obama. The truth is, I would have more respect for Obama if he stopped claiming to be a different type of politician and just admitted that he was a politician. I can’t stand what I perceive as the inauthenticity that he is selling to the American people.