If you check any of the political debate this morning on neutral political sites you'll probably notice that much of the discussion around Barack Obama's electability continues to focus on race. I personally don't get it. Obama would have a hard time getting elected President but it's not because he's black. It's because he continues to believe we can make nice with the other side.
His supporters as evidenced by comments on Kos on his victory speech are downright delusional if they think that "hope" will carry us through to election victory. Hope is meaningless without action. The only action Obama consistently promises is to reach across the aisle to find consensus with Republicans. There is none.
I've supported politicians as preachers before. This isn't the time for that. We need a fighter not a preacher.
I've never thought it a fair characterization to say that presidential candidates "don't have the experience" for the job. Lot's of presidents have done a terrific job with little experience in politics. But Barack Obama is dangerously naive when it comes to taking an open-eyed view of the political situation facing the country today. It's a bad thing that he won Iowa yesterday.