All Glamour, No Game

by Benjamin Domenech on 6:13 pm August 25, 2009

I’ve been writing regularly over at The New Ledger — you can find my archive of posts here. Additionally, the fine folks over at CBS News have been regularly featuring our content. They’ve seen fit to feature my latest piece, which is on Barack Obama’s JFK connection:

For all the forced comparisons to the other man from Illinois, when it comes to domestic policy, thus far there is no presidency that Barack Obama’s resembles more than John F. Kennedy’s. Kennedy won the 1960 election by a narrower margin, but was still swept into office in Washington as a history making figure beloved by the intellectual elite. Both were (and are) young, inspiring politicians, who broke political lines once thought impregnable — the one religious, the other racial — buoyed toward the White House by the adoration of the press. On Capitol Hill, both found themselves the beneficiaries of large, filibuster-proof Democratic majorities. And both, when it came to getting things done with those majorities, failed dramatically.

You can also find it at TNL, along with the rest of my work.

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