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Election, Obama, and Family Politics

January 8, 2008

By Anne Applebaum
The Washington Post
January 8, 2008
“Will Americans vote for a black man for president?”

I never had a proper answer prepared — I don’t have a crystal ball, after all, and the polls change every day.

Unfortunately for Hillary Clinton, she is running for election at a moment when the flaws of oligarchy and dynasty are on display as never before. One of the least talented members of one of our most prominent families — the wrong brother, as some would have it — is in the White House. And at least in this narrow sense, she has more in common with him than she does with her husband. Bill Clinton was “the man from Hope.” She is the “woman from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

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