Saturday, January 05, 2008

Dallas Optimistic about Mr. Huckabee and Iowa

Mr. Obama and Mr. Huckabee both have the potential to bring about a clean break with the hyper-partisan politics of the recent past. You could see this in their gracious, hopeful victory speeches. Quoting the English writer G.K. Chesterton, Mr. Huckabee said, "A true soldier fights not because he hates those who are in front of him, but because he loves those who are behind him." Mr. Obama's remarks were in the same generous spirit. It's thrilling to see two happy warriors prevail in such an important battle.

The presidential primary races are far from over, of course. But come what may, it's hard to shake the sense that a new era in American political history has begun. Dallas Morning News, 01/-5/08


  1. I am pleased to hear Gilbert quoted by a candidate. Unfortunately Sen. Obama only sounds pleasant because he doesn't speak in depth about his far-left beliefs.
    I don't think that avoiding partisanship should be our ultimate goal, though. There are two parties because Ours is right and theirs is wrong. In Chesterton's time he didn't see much difference in parties but today I think differences are clear. (Life/death, victory/defeat, less/more government, family/state)
    If you watched the debate Sat PM, maybe the question of what the Repubs thought of Obama showed that they ALL can be polite and stick to issues while remaining healthily partisan.

    Thank you for your thought-provoking articles in Gilbert magazine and your hard work as blogmistress.

  2. Thanks, Paul. There are times I wish we had a "Chesterton" here to analyze all the political stuff. I'm sure he would have cut to the chase and have brilliant things to say.


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