Why does Cardinal manager Tony LaRussa?

Speaking of Dark Horses, I’m getting ready to work on the Barack Obama for President campaign. I like what I’ve seen and heard so far, but Mr. Obama has some major hurdles to overcome in order to win enough votes in cretin-rich red states:

  • He’s African-American
  • He’s an athiest
  • He’s got a highly functioning brain
  • His name rhymes with “Osama”

So far, his forthrightness attracts me most. In an interview Monday with New Yorker editor David Remnick at the American Magazine Conference, Mr. Obama was asked if his admission of drug (pot) use might hurt his presidential chances:

“I inhaled — that was the point.”

Classic. He went on to quip that he wouldn’t fit in well with the Bushies because, “actually being informed is a good basis for policy.” Finally, with regard to religion, he was very direct. “Evolution is more grounded in my experience than angels.”

I like this guy. Of course after Fox News is finished with him, red state white women will be convinced he’s lurking outside their homes ready to murder them and steal their children.

It’s sad. Our decline as a nation is accelerating. It is led by George Bush.