Saturday, November 6, 2010

What Obama?

Geandy Pavón, Folding Obama, 2010.

A Lincolnesque figure who would bring national unity -without a civil war?

A Clinton, who campaigned to "put people first" -as he had put it- but failed to take bold steps and ended up triangulating political differences?

A Kennedy, who inspired millions but got dragged down by conventional assumptions about American power in the world, as evidenced by the Vietnam War and Bay of Pigs?

An FDR running a conservative campaign but responding to the times with dramatic reforms?

A one-term president?