Monday, October 27, 2008

What Ta-Nehisi said

And now let's give credit where credit is due. Howard Dean. He caught way too much shit for that comment about Confederate Flags and pickup trucks. He was the wrong guy to execute the plan. He was right--even if he was the wrong guy to execute the strategy. Barack Obama is now the candidate of white people who say nigger, but have lost their jobs, retirement and health care. Amazing. We don't have to like each other to realize that we could all sink together.
Canadian Liberals should totally ignore any lessons that might occur to them while watching a successful, center-left party beat the ever-loving hell out of conservatives. Crazy ideas like fighting for every seat, trying to actually draw in people to your left and right, and having a 21st century fundraising apparatus are totally unsuited to the Canadian context.

Far better to go with the Liberal playbook, c. 2004-present: try to scare people about Stephen Harper, then blame the NDP when it doesn't work.

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