Ta Nehisi Coates nails it regarding Obama’s Speech Noble Prize acceptance speech and the more general charge of whether or not he is actually less liberal than he portrayed in the campaign.
I expect Obama to be who he campaigned as. But more than that, I expect him to actually think about the world. I expect him to be curious, deliberative, and cool-headed. That’s who he is. I often disagree with him. But I don’t regret a thing. I don’t understand these people. It’s like they thought he’d go to Oslo, hand over the launch codes, and offer twenty Texas virgins in exchange for a pledge from Al’Qaeda to stop being mean to us.
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