Monday, November 3, 2008

Once in a generation

Here is a link to a very interesting article in the Charlotte Observer by Steven Thomma of McClatchy Newspapers. It does the best job we have seen yet of summarizing an argument that is being made in lots of different quarters, which is that this is a once in a generation election. Thomma quotes long time pollster and not entirely unbiased political analyst John Zogby to great effect, "This is an or-else election. We're headed toward a rare period of real reform. We've only had a total of seven years of major reform in the last 100 years: 1913-1914 under Woodrow Wilson, 1933-1936 under Franklin Roosevelt and 1964-1965 under Lyndon Johnson."

We also enjoyed this piece in the San Francisco Chronicle by former San Francisco Mayor and Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown, comparing the way of Jackie Robinson and that of Barack Obama.

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