Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Let's Not Get Carried Away

Richard Cohen's column about Barack Obama in the Washington Post makes a great point. However, I don't know if I agree.

I, like so many other idealistic disciples of the American Promise, am in love with Barack Obama. He lives on the Southside of Chicago. His father is from Kenya. He is not Hilary Clinton.

Nevertheless, I'm starting to get a little nervous about all the exposure he's receiving. In only 2 weeks, he announced that he might run for president, he appeared on "Oprah," and his toothy grin filled the cover of Time Magazine. There's no such thing as bad publicity, but there is such thing as overexposure.

Let's not ruin something that's already close to being too good to be true. For all of his promise, we don't know much about his leadership because he hasn't had the opportunity to show it yet.

Barack, Democrats, Idealists: let's take it doooown a notch. Patience is a virtue.


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