Saturday, January 5, 2008


For all of the bloviating by the Krugman wing of the Democratic Party and elements of the netroots about Obama as a "moderate" because of his principled bipartisanship, isn't it interesting that one of Hillary's more frequent attacks on Obama is that he's too liberal? So who's right: Hillary or her supporters?

I've said it before and I'll say it again: there's a huge difference between partisanship and principle. Partisanship means that you let your political party define your ideology- your only real touchstone is "what's good for the party." Principle means that you define your ideology and your political touchstone is "what's good for my principles." Hillary exemplifies the former; Obama the latter.