Daydreaming About The One

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: Oct 17, 2008 4:40 PM
David Brooks on Obama's dreamy 'self-confidence.'

..it is easy to sketch out a scenario in which he could be a great president. He would be untroubled by self-destructive demons or indiscipline. With that cool manner, he would see reality unfiltered. He could gather — already has gathered — some of the smartest minds in public policy, and, untroubled by intellectual insecurity, he could give them free rein. Though he is young, it is easy to imagine him at the cabinet table, leading a subtle discussion of some long-term problem.