November 11, 2010

The real community organizer...

Richard Fernandez, Competing Visions:

... Sarah Palin may actually lack what it takes to be a successful president of the United States. She may not have what it takes to be a queen. But she has in abundance what Barack Obama, who styles himself a "community organizer," notably lacks. Palin has the ability to generate leaders other than herself. That quality was in evidence in the recent campaign when she successfully encouraged others, some of whom had never been in public life before, to throw their hats in the ring and run for office. And many of them won.

Writing in the National Review, Palin found satisfaction in the achievements of others. That is the key attribute of a real "community organizer," while the supposed Alinskyite, who is actually nothing like a classic organizer, was struggling with little apparent success to get beyond his "gift"; to get beyond himself...

So where are the exciting young Dems who are running for office because they were inspired or encouraged by Barry Obama? It's particularly telling that the interesting new minority candidates are Republicans.

Posted by John Weidner at November 11, 2010 11:15 AM
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