Sunday, September 21, 2008

A few thoughts around the web

Aaron Sorkin writes up a fictional meeting between Jed Bartlet and Barack Obama.

Tom Beland links to a piece by Tim Wise on White Privilege and the role it has played in the race. My wife sent me this one via email the other day as well.

I have to say, these two factors (white privilege and anti-intellectualism) are probably the biggest factors in how close the race is, and also the most frustrating reasons. It boggles my mind that people want a President who doesn't seem smarter than they are. Isn't that the point of a representative Democracy? Seriously, I wouldn't want me as President (although I'd take me over Palin... at least I know what the Bush Doctrine is.)

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