Saturday, August 23, 2008
Obama/Biden sounds really good to me. I'm feeling encouraged and excited. But they've got lots of work to do. Especially since we have all seen in the last few elections, and historically, how Republican presidential campaigns "can degenerate to the rankest kind of ruthlessness and ugliness, usually at the expense of the Democrat.
Joe Biden is a good model to follow here. A few months ago, after being asked on MSNBC about attacks on Senator Obama that were being unleashed by Senators McCain and Joe Lieberman, Mr. Biden said:
'I refuse to sit back like we did in 2000 and 2004. This administration is the worst administration in American foreign policy in modern history -- maybe ever....Every single thing they've touched has been a near-disaster.'
A populist message and a willingness to take the fight to his opponent is Barack Obama's ticket to the White House."
Read the rest of Bob Herbert's column in today's New York Times.