Friday, February 08, 2008

Lessig on supporting Obama: Character and integrity

Jim Brown at the Blogora recently posted a link to this video by Lawrence Lessig on why he supports Obama over Clinton. One of the main reasons Lessig prefers Obama is that he conducts himself with more character and integrity than Clinton. That point reminded me of Paul Krugman’s repeated comments on Bush’s lack of integrity during his 2000 campaign

Do you remember all the up-close-and-personals about George W. Bush, and what a likeable guy he was? Well, reporters would have had a much better fix on who he was and how he would govern if they had ignored all that, and focused on the raw dishonesty and irresponsibility of his policy proposals.

Lessig makes a pretty convincing argument Obama is running a more credible campaign than Clinton.

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