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June 27, 2008

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American Pendulum

Wow. An excellent, panoramic op-ed by Gary Hart in the NYT. It’s about long cycles in American history, and argues we’re entering a new one now.

But mostly I just liked his reference to “The Candidate”:

Senator Obama has two choices. He can focus on winning the election to the exclusion of all else and, like Robert Redford in “The Candidate,” ask “What do we do now?” after it is over. Or he can use his campaign as a platform for designing a new political cycle and achieve a mandate for starting it.

You’ve seen “The Candidate,” right? Best political movie ever.

(Via Thomas Goetz.)

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Posted June 27, 2008 at 11:42 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
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