Obama — too big to fail?

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January 6, 2011
The Nation
by Richard Kim  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Whatever their personal motives, Dean and Reich's rush to praise Daley has had the effect of muddling the story line on Daley's appointment, diluting what should have been cast as near unanimous condemnation of Obama's pick from his base. To me this illustrates a larger problem for progressives still electorally wedded to the Democratic Party: Obama is too big to fail. I'm not unsympathetic to the dilemma. It's almost impossible to imagine a scenario in which progressives abandon Obama en masse without courting disaster. But that shouldn't mean bending over backwards to defend poor choices, nor should it mean trying to outflank and deflate his critics from the left." (01/06/11)


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