Sunday, January 18, 2009

Yes He Can

Tens of thousands of words have been written on what the Obama Presidency might mean and tens of thousands more will be written in the next one hundred days. However, I don't believe that any will be more powerful, more succinct and more prescient than Andrew Sullivan's article in Sunday's Time of London. Sullivan's cover story in The Atlantic, over fourteen months ago, laid out the predicate for the Obama campaign. This article is the predicate for the Obama Presidency. This today's must read.  A brief quote:

The baby-boomer generation, reared and suckled on post-Vietnam divides, staged their battles like bitter spouses after years of a failed marriage who never really planned on divorce. Now, with this first post-boomer politician, the children who witnessed their parents’ endless fighting have taken over. And it’s the children who seem like adults.