10 September, 2008

A Rhetorical Question

Elvin Lim, besides having a sweet name, has some interesting things to say in a Bloggingheads diavlog with Dan Drezner. Here's a teaser:

I think this gets at the reason for the frustration we (liberals) may feel about the rhetoric used by Republicans. It's not contentless, it's just that we don't understand the content--but conservative voters do. By the same token, conservatives see Obama's speeches as vacuous, but we see glorious visions of a better world.

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