Category Archives: Obama’s Professionalism

Double End Times

So 2009 passes into history, and so does the first decade of this new century – on the night of a full moon and a partial lunar eclipse. But the eclipse won’t be visible in America. Don’t worry about it. … Continue reading

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The Birth of the Cool

Now that the election is over, as it seems to be, why Obama won and McCain lost seems surprisingly obvious – Obama was cool, and McCain was hot. McCain was all passion – righteous anger or weird humor, and wild … Continue reading

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Changing Expectations

We Americans are a funny lot – we like exceptional people, the extraordinarily talented entertainer, the artist who moves us all, or the athlete who does the impossible at just the right moment, sinking that shot at the buzzer or … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Intellectualism, Conservative Anti-Intellectualism, Dumb is Good and Smart is Bad, Elite is Good, Elitism, McCain, Obama, Obama as Role Model, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama's Professionalism, Palin Unqualified, Sarah Palin, Thoughtlessness as a Virtue | 1 Comment

The Birth of the Cool

It may have been the birth of the cool – no, not that Miles Davis album from the early fifties, nor the West Coast Sound (that “cool” Chet Baker jazz from the Lighthouse Café down in Hermosa Beach that went … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Final Presidential Debate 2008, McCain, McCain Hot - Obama Cool, McCain's Anger Problem, McCain: Hot-Head, Obama, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama Too Cool, Obama's Professionalism | Leave a comment

Making It Seem Easy

From the first time as a kid when you were actually assigned homework, or knew that on Monday morning you would be held publically accountable in the classroom for something you really didn’t understand, through all of your working life, … Continue reading

Posted in Debating Techniques – McCain, McCain Defends Obama, McCain Erratic, McCain Gets Booed, McCain Hot - Obama Cool, McCain's Palin Gamble, Michelle Obama, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama Pals with Terrorists, Obama's Professionalism, Palin and William Ayers, Palin Challenges McCain, Palin's Ambition | Leave a comment