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Paul Krugman's Correct About Campaigns

Here’s a letter sent yesterday to the New York Times:

Paul Krugman is correct: the McCain campaign’s fabrications and
half-truths say much about what a McCain administration would do
("Blizzard of Lies," Sept. 12).  But an Obama administration is
unlikely to be any better.  Sen. Obama eloquently proclaims
platitudes.  He gallivants around the country to perform for adoring
crowds – masses of people stirred by his mere presence and cheering his
empty bromides.  Because it’s true, as Mr. Krugman notes, that "how a
politician campaigns tells you a lot about how he or she would govern,"
a President Obama would be chiefly a messianic cult leader, promising
miracle cures and salvation-by-the-speech – and daily coming more and
more to mistake his own charisma for character, and his own rhetoric
for reality.

Donald J. Boudreaux