Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Obama and Che, cont'd.

The Obama campaign responds to the Che flag flap:

"This is a volunteer office that is not in any way controlled by the Obama campaign. We were disappointed to see this picture because it is both offensive to many Cuban-Americans -- and Americans of all backgrounds -- and because it does not reflect Senator Obama’s views. Barack Obama has been very clear in putting forward a Cuba policy that is based on one principle: freedom for the Cuban people."

A fair enough job, I think. Appropriate weight for the purpose. Let's watch the follow-up.

NRO attempts to not like it but basically gives up after two tries.

Lone Star Times thinks he's got the flag-person triagulated. If he's right, she's the source of this rather un-Che-like sentiment:

"It’s wrong to try to implement restrictions in my private property. I own this piece of land. This is America. I should be able to do anything I want with it."

The Obama phenomenon now -- propelled by the media, but rooted in the mass mind -- has all the hallmarks of a crusade or a first crush. It is sweeping up people who mistake their fixations for Obama's. It no doubt includes many people who fit Thoreau's description of one type who sometimes came out to talk to him at Walden: men with just one idea, like a hen with one chick, and that a duckling.

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