Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Coates on "I Ain't No Punk"

Ta-Nehisi Coates on The Logic Of "I Ain't No Punk", contrasting that approach to the "humor" Obama showed in the primary, where he " repeatedly exposed the stiff, stilted nature of Hillary’s whole campaign."
But the jujitsu period of this campaign seems to be over, and now its Obama who has to show that he “ain’t no punk.” Of course, war hero John McCain is going for the gold in the "ain't no punk" olympics. So now we reconcile ourselves to a long hot summer of dueling press releases, miscellaneous rants, and feigned rage. Yay. Obama really shouldn't drop the humor from his pitch--it's one of his best qualities.

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