Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sowell on Obama

Thomas Sowell, someone who I have a tremendous amount of respect for, takes off his gloves and hits Obama squarely in the nose. The gist:

Barack Obama has the kind of cocksure confidence that can only be achieved by not achieving anything else.

Anyone who has actually had to take responsibility for consequences by running any kind of enterprise-- whether economic or academic, or even just managing a sports team-- is likely at some point to be chastened by either the setbacks brought on by his own mistakes or by seeing his successes followed by negative consequences that he never anticipated.

The kind of self-righteous self-confidence that has become Obama's trademark is usually found in sophomores in Ivy League colleges-- very bright and articulate students, utterly untempered by experience in real world.

The signs of Barack Obama's self-centered immaturity are painfully obvious, though ignored by true believers who have poured their hopes into him, and by the media who just want the symbolism and the ideology that Obama represents.

However, McCain is no better. More experienced, certainly, but still impotent in his ability to positively impact our future. While these two candidates have the only real shot of victory, they are not the only choice. Voters deserve whomever they cast their ballot for.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely right.

Eludius said...

It kills me to have to choose between these 2 baffoons. I could vote for another candidate, but Obama will win. I think CNN already called it for Maryland.

Anonymous said...

So eludius. What are you going to do?

Eludius said...

Since my vote doesn't really count in Maryland I voted for Chuck Baldwin of the Constitutionalist Party. Sort of a protest vote.

Anonymous said...

A protest vote counts more than a vote for an obvious winner.

I don't get the logic when people say their vote doesn't count when they're voting for someone who isn't like to win this round.

Can we explore that?