A Hardening Narrative

Posted: May 29, 2008 12:04 PM
If Democrats think that Hillary Clinton is the candidate who "parses, evades, dissembles and condescends," well, Karl Rove has some mighty bad news for them . . . backed up, chapter and verse, by the facts.

The frequency of some pretty noteworthy gaffes on Obama's part has been discussed on this blog before.  Those speak to inexperience.  But what seems like Barack's emerging penchant for parsing, evading, dissembling and condescending signal something more intentional.

What will be interesting to see is whether the MSM understands how much of its credibility is at stake, and whether its members will cover Barack Obama with the same rigor that they would a less "groundbreaking" candidate.