Monday, January 16, 2012

Andrew Sullivan Goes to Bat for Obama

Andrew Sullivan, who is often mind-bogglingly described as a "libertarian," and who calls himself "a conservative-minded independent" (an also confounding description) is going to bat for Obama again, just like he did in 2008.

It's especially surprising to me that Sullivan's pick for the GOP's nomination is Ron Paul, while his overall pick for the final outcome of the general election is Barack Obama. Wouldn't Mitt Romney make a better Republican version of what Sullivan expects to get from another four years of Obama?

Sullivan writes:

"But given the enormity of what he inherited, and given what he explicitly promised, it remains simply a fact that Obama has delivered in a way that the unhinged right and purist left have yet to understand or absorb. Their short-term outbursts have missed Obama’s long game—and why his reelection remains, in my view, as essential for this country’s future as his original election in 2008."

Is this serious? Somebody email Andrew Sullivan a link to my list of Top 100 Ways Barack Obama Is Just Like George W. Bush (which is currently at over 7,000 Facebook "Likes" and climbing).




Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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