Alex Massie

Obama: Tiocfaidh ar la

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Well, who'd have thunk it? According to today's New York Times:

In classic NYT fashion here's something a little Pooterish about the headline of course. But still, it's somewhat remarkable that just eight weeks before the Iowa caucuses the leading challenger has to be prodded and cajoled into, well, pointing out the reasons why he thinks he's better suited to the job.

Still, perhaps we shouldn't write Obama off entirely. If we take him at his word we may find some steel. When the standard-bearer for The Politics of Hope says he is:

not out to “kneecap the front-runner, because I don’t think that’s what the country is looking for”

one can only hope presume it is because the Obama Army Council has mandated that kneecapping just doesn't go far enough and what's needed is that Hillary be given the old Belfast six-pack instead.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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