I’ve had a busy but excellent couple of days in the San Francisco Bay area. Thanks to Ben Rosengart for organizing a meeting with a dozen people in Berkeley. The discussion we had was great.
Some have asked why I hadn’t noted that former Senator Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) had endorsed Barack Obama. I hadn’t written anything because I’ve been on the run out here and pretty much offline — but I note it now. Chafee is one of my favorite “formers”. He has a strategic mind, and if Obama does eventually prevail, having someone like Chafee in a key policy-shaping role would be important as unlike some in the Obama foreign policy top tier circle, Lincoln Chafee understands the importance of establishing priorities among competing national objectives and gets that fully considering and building in the downside of potential actions is vital.
I will eventually get my Kenya commentary up — but probably tomorrow from Tokyo. To those in Tokyo who have been asking for a time and place for a coffee meeting — not quite sure yet. Need to get over there first to figure out the schedule.
In the mean time, have a great open thread.
Oh wait, I did this interview about blogging with a visiting journalist from Pakistan for the Pakistani Spectator. Some might enjoy it.
— Steve Clemons