OBAMA’ APPEARANCE ON LETTERMAN: HE DEPENDS ON HILLARY TO SHINE

By Dick Morris on April 10, 2007

 

Were Hillary Clinton not running for president, Barack Obama would not be the attractive candidate that he is.  Without a backdrop of her polarizing effect on our politics — what Obama calls the “slash and burn” style of partisanship — Obama would be as dull as Al Gore was believed to be.  He would not generate support, much less passion.  But his dignity, verisimilitude, and reasonableness contrast so dramatically with Hillary’s scripted phoniness, artificiality, and shrill partisanship that he stands out by comparison.

 

Hillary is hot.  Obama is cool.   Hillary is divisive.  Obama brings people together.  Hillary invents herself.  Obama is himself.   Hillary shouts.  Obama converses.  By comparison with Hillary, he looks just great.  By himself — on the screen without her — he would be bland.  With her, he is a relief.

 

How odd it is that the first African-American candidate excites little passionate opposition because the first woman to run acts as his lightening rod!

 

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