Roger L. Simon

Barack the Banal

For a young(ish) man, Barack Obama seems to be starting his campaign on particularly dull, one-size-fits-all note. Take a look at his YouTube video, packed full of hoary political clichés – “We begin a great journey… opens up the process… empowers ever day voters… vehicle for your hopes and dreams… ”

What those hopes and dreams might be he doesn’t say. Doesn’t want to offend anybody, I suppose. So far the man is a monumental bore with little to say. I don’t think Hillary has much to worry about. Spielberg has already switched back to her. Can Geffen be far behind? Obama is over before he started. Much more here.