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Bill Daley
Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee
Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee

"My rival in this race," Barack Obama announced early in 2007, "is not other candidates. It's cynicism." It's now clear that what he meant by this was other people's cynicism -- not his own. As you may recall, President Obama came into office a very inexperienced politician, spouting a lot of hopeful and idealistic rhetoric. He had made a name for himself by refusing to demonize conservatives and Republicans. For instance, during a Nevada Democratic debate, then-Senator Obama told the late Tim Russert that, "My greatest strength, I think, is the ability to bring people together from different perspectives to get them to recognize what they have in...

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