Rod Dreher, a conservative editorial columnist for the Dallas Morning News, gets Obama fever and declares that our man from Illinois is the Democrats' Reagan.
Now, that's not more of the Clintons' lame attempt to paint Obama as some sort of Ronnie Worshipper. Dreher sees Obama as being the kind of leader for the Democrats who transforms the party and mobilizes vast untapped masses to a wider vision. But you have to get to the top of the heap before you can lead the masses, right? Yes, and Dreher says that if Obama gets the nomination he will win the presidency big time.
... if this man gets his party's nomination, he's going to be the next president. By a landslide. And he is going to transform this country. If I were a Republican, I'd be very, very afraid. Oh wait, I am a Republican. Dang. Lord have mercy, I wish that man were a conservative. Because there's no doubt in my mind about what he can accomplish for liberalism if he's elected...Look, I don't want a man who believes the things Barack Obama believes to be president. But I've got to confess, he makes me proud of my country. When's the last time you heard from a politician that made you proud of your country?
Cynics who see Obama as nothing more than a slick neophyte with a gift for gab should take heed. This is what the rest of us see.
VIA Andrew Sullivan