Thursday, February 14, 2008

Obama in Detail

Against the already tirelessly-repeated criticism that Barack Obama is great on atmospherics and oration but short on plans and issues, he actually has a very detailed policy program spelled out for all to see.

No doubt there are minutiae that can't be found there, but this presentation is as clear and complete as that of any other presidential campaign. The suggestion that he is vague, or more vague than any other presidential contender, is a suggestion made in bad faith unless and until it responds to the specifics laid down there and elsewhere.

Clearly, not everyone will agree with Obama's policy choices, but it is false to say he has not given voters more than "inspiration." He has given details.

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