Sometimes, it turns out, politicians can be taken at their word. More than a year ago, while campaigning for the Democratic nomination, Barack Obama told the Reno Gazette-Journal that "Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not, and in a way that Bill Clinton did not." Reagan, he said, "put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it." The implication was that Obama, if elected, would be no less ambitious.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The Fundamentally Different Pathmaker
Eugene Robinson says that we should've remembered how, early in the 2008 campaign, 44 disparaged pragmatists: