I have some real concerns about the hype about Barack Obama. On the other side of the equation, I have concerns about some of the decisions that Hillary Clinton made in matters of war and peace — and her emphasis on “coercive diplomacy” rather than the broad range of diplomacy and statecraft that needs incentives and a sense of tipping point dynamics more than military muscle.
But Tucker Carlson in the following comment was honest about media complicity in selling Obama’s sizzle but not engaging him on ideas, policy proposals, and the strengths and weaknesses of his proposals.
TUCKER CARLSON: I think this all increases the pressure on Barack Obama to be an actually good candidate in the general and an actually good president if he’s elected. Who is Barack Obama, though (laughs), we’re gonna have to stop and ask ourselves that question when the buzz wears off, don’t ya think?
This is more an indictment of the media than of Obama. Carlson and his colleagues should be kicking the tires of these candidates based on contrasts in issues and policy proposals.
But Carlson’s comments — as true as they may (or may not) be — show that this election process is still very flawed.
— Steve Clemons