THE SPINE FEBRUARY 20, 2008
If the Houston speech of Barack Obama was wonkish, Jon, what would you take to be inspirational? Not that wonkish is always out of place. But speaking in an arena after a great victory is no venue for statistics. In any case, Obama was very general. No president -- and certainly no presidential candidate -- can really promise details. After all, there is still a congress with which to deal.What the triumphant candidate did do was to make concrete how this administration had broadened and deepened the class divide. So that it is actuality cruel. But, frankly, the divide was one of the consequences of Bill Clinton's enchantment with the big rich. Doesn't Hillary grasp that the situation of the never-inherited was always miserable?