I wrote this comment on Just One Minute on May 7 2008:
Look, I really try not to fall for the usual cant (or Kant, but that’s another story), but I’m beginning to suspect that the Obamas are telling us exactly what his program will be.
Consider: “Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your division. That you come out of your isolation. That you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual; uninvolved, uninformed.” … as quoted on the previous thread.
Consider the demands for unity — and the apparent insistence that we unify, not behind an idea, but behind a person. The constant theme that criticism is a “distraction” that isn’t legitimate.
I think he’s running for Caudillo.
Of course, we just had a post here on PJM noting that Obama’s policies aren’t really so much Communist or even Marxist, as fascist and particularly Peronist. Marco Rubio, just yesterday, said of Obama’s press conference:
“It was rhetoric, I thought, that was more appropriate for some left-wing strong man than for the president of the United States.”
I’d say “I hate to say I told you so”, but actually I don’t.