Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sowell: What Does Obama Have Besides Talk and Adoring Crowds?

By: SW

Further to my earlier comments about Obama being THE ONE , this is what Thomas Sowell, an African-American writer, wrote in his article titled "Idols of Crowds":

To find anything comparable to crowds' euphoric reactions to Obama, you would have to go back to old newsreels of German crowds in the 1930s, with their adulation of their fuehrer, Adolf Hitler. With hindsight, we can look back on those people with pity, knowing now how many of them would be led to their deaths by the man they idolized.

The exultation of the moment can exact a brutal price after that moment has passed. Nowhere is that truer than when it comes to picking the leader of a nation, which means entrusting that leader with the fate of millions today and of generations yet unborn.

In closing, Sowell asked the same question that more and more people are now asking: But what does Obama have besides talk-- and adoring crowds?

Who is Thomas Sowell? He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute in Stanford, California. He is an African-American economist, a scholar and, as far as I know, a non-partisan.

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