Unity Is The Great Need Of The Hour
Count me as someone slightly worried about the endorsements of bipartisan hacks David Boren and Sam Nunn for the Obama campaign. They wisely focused on foreign policy, where Nunn at least is on sturdier ground, but this is basically the remnants of Unity '08. I'm hoping this is their effort to remain relevant, and certainly Obama is in no position to deny their endorsements, but it gives me the willies. I think Obama's conception of "unity," which is about unifying class under a progressive banner, is far different than the false Broderism that Nunn and Boren profess. Still, hmm....
Although I do have to give Michael Bloomberg, who I often knock, some props for this line:
During a question-and-answer session, Bloomberg said he will not have to agree on all matters with whomever he ultimately endorses for president.
"I'm looking for a candidate that is willing to face reality and say, 'We can't have everything and there are costs and we've got to make choices.'"
The billionaire media mogul added, "Some of the things they will be in favor of I will agree with, some of the things they will be in favor of I won't. But at least we'll have an adult in office who can lead and can accomplish something."
(I'm a bit happier with the Robert Reich endorsement.)