Sunday, July 13, 2008
How Chicago Shaped Obama
The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza has one of the best background pieces I've seen written on Sen. Barack Obama. It's a must read for all political junkies. Unfortunately, the magazine's cover page above, which accompanied Lizza's story, will probably overshadow the substance of his story. Lizza does an outstanding job explaining the dynamics of Chicago politics and, in particular, how Obama drifted from being a progressive Democrat to a loyal Daley machine guy to the disappointment of his earlier supporters.