I am an American journalist who lives in Europe.
On projecting one's fantasies on a candidate --Sorry to bring you back from a grand party to American politics, but here is some more Obama mania:"David Friedman, the son of late conservative icon and Nobel economist Milton Friedman, has also endorsed Obama... Friedman, an economist at Santa Clara University, thinks Obama could turn out like the liberals who deregulated New Zealand's economy... Friedman likes Obama's University of Chicago advisers such as Austan Goolsbee and Cass Sunstein, who he believes are trying to forge a new leftism that incorporates free-market views... "I certainly would be happy if the left became more libertarian, since the right seems to be less libertarian than it used to be." "http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/07/MN3T11JI0P.DTL
Your pastoral and cultural celebrations of the last few days are a pleasant anodyne for the usual cruelties of politics. Thank you so much.
I think its more of the same phenomenon of people projecting themselves and their wishes like the Hindu wishing tree on Obama or perhaps, if it weren't taken as a racial slight, a Rorschach ink blot. He is all things to all men, the alpha and the omega, the morning and the evening star.Phooey.
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