[Marxism] John Pilger On Obama

Jon Baranov jonburp at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 3 19:50:41 MDT 2008


On the same topic:
http://www.socialistunity.com/?p=2419

As the SU blogger opines (without telling us how to vote of course):
"Should Obama beat John McCain to the White House in November, it will be liberalism’s last fling."

While Obama may be a ghost of Bobby - minus the economic populism - there's a key difference I think. It was easy for all to see that Vietnam was the Dems' doing, while the Iraq war is still seen as "Bush's war". 

What harm is there in voting for Obama in the swing states? *If* he proves no better than McCain, it will discredit the Dems and spur the anti-war movement to take a more independent line. Maybe its a false hope, but a disappointing Dem. prez is likely to do more to inspire hatred of the two-party system, than a minuscule principled vote for a third candidate, no?





      




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