Now, I've read through the posts and caught up to the present. Have I traced a journey? There is no clear narrative arc as there was in "How Kerry lost me." It's just a slow warming. And we're only at the primary, so there is much still to happen.Prof. Althouse's decision sounds a little like a vote against Hillary Clinton as much as a vote for Obama. While that may be true of a lot of people, I just wonder how many other people.
There is also the corresponding arc of my reaction to Hillary Clinton, which you can see some of here. As I said above, I haven't liked her, but I pictured myself voting for her anyway — back when she was inevitable. But Obama's growing power allowed me to cast off my resignation. And along with his growing power — after that win in Iowa — came her phony emotional ploys, the garish emergence of Bill Clinton, and the racial insinuations from the Clinton campaign. That drove a wedge into my neutrality, and my opinion broke for Obama.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Althouse: Why I'm voting for Obama in the Wisconsin primary.
She had promised and now she delivers.