I just ran across a literal case of damning with faint praise in a comment on
Megan McArdle's blog at the
Why are you Obama supporters so depressed? I know he's a great speaker --
I haven't seen a crowd in the palm of any speaker's hand like that since "Triumph
of The Will" -- but as a practical matter, there is hardly any policy
difference between Hillary and Obama. He's maybe 5% more liberal than her.
Is style more important to you than substance? - Posted by Fred |
January 8, 2008 11:09 PMM
I don't know if this is an actual
Godwin's Law incident or
not - but wow.
(Agreed on the plain meaning of the comment as well - though Sen. Obama seems
to have a less-mean attitude that Sen. Clinton; I find myself hoping for Sen.
Obama to get the nomination, and not for metagame reasons. In many ways, I think
Sen. Clinton would be an easier opponent for my
preferred candidate, Fred Thompson. But I'm not interested in the weakest
opposition for my candidate. I want the best on both sides).