Upper Left Coast

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Obama's low bar: appearing plausible

From Rich Lowry's recap of the debate:
Obama, meanwhile, just has to appear plausible and he did. In fact, he's a kind of genius at appearing plausible. If the Nobel committee had a prize for appearing plausible, he'd win it every time. He carries himself with confidence, he never appears flustered, and he has mastered his material. If he's losing these debates on points (as I think he is), it doesn't matter. Every day the race drifts in the same direction it is now is a day he's closer to becoming president.
Which is essentially what I said last night. Never mind capability. Never mind judgment. Never mind experience. Barack Obama will be the next president because he simply has to appear plausible, and he's done that. The press will take care of the rest.


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