Dear Frank Rich,
Ok, I will admit I should have made an exception for you in my previous “Dear so and so” letter I wrote in which I told those people who think they know what Obama should do to “shut the fuck up.” I was wrong to include you with all the other talking heads. Your Op-Ed piece today, Last Call For Change We Can Believe In, drove that point home. You are obviously on to something. Here are my favorite parts:
What we have learned this summer is this: McCain’s trigger-happy temperament and reactionary policies offer worse than no change. He is an unstable bridge back not just to Bush policies but to an increasingly distant 20th-century America that is still fighting Red China in Vietnam and the Soviet Union in the cold war. As the country tries to navigate the fast-moving changes of the 21st century, McCain would put America on hold.
The Obama campaign actually has plans, however imperfect or provisional, to set us on that path; the McCain campaign offers only disposable Band-Aids typified by the “drill now” mantra that even McCain says will only have a “psychological” effect on gas prices.
Is a man who is just discovering the Internet qualified to lead a restoration of America’s economic and educational infrastructures? Is the leader of a virtually all-white political party America’s best salesman and moral avatar in the age of globalization? Does a bellicose Vietnam veteran who rushed to hitch his star to the self-immolating overreaches of Ahmad Chalabi, Pervez Musharraf and Mikheil Saakashvili have the judgment to keep America safe?
So, Frank Rich, I am sorry and I just wanted to say thank you for being almost the sole voice of reason shining through the cacophony of crap.
P.S. Your suggestion that Obama needs “to dispatch “Change We Can Believe In” to a dignified death…” and then “…..rekindle the ‘fierce urgency of now’” rings true. Your conclusion is spot on:
“R.I.P., “Change We Can Believe In.” The fierce urgency of the 21st century demands Change Before It’s Too Late.”