by Assemblyman Chuck DeVore
The President’s first State of the Union Address was an appropriate reflection of his first year in office: rhetorically ambitious, pragmatically muddled, ideologically dangerous, and surprisingly naïve for a product of the Chicago political machine. But as with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Amory Blaine, for whom “It was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being,” so too did Barack Obama focus more upon ascending to high office than on using it well. The President is now stuck upon his pinnacle. To borrow a metaphor from the Owens Valley where I spent my high school years, he’s a turtle on a post: you aren’t sure how he got there, and he’s not sure what he’ll do about it.
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, is currently running for the United States Senate against Barbara Boxer
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Back on Episode 10 of the Solid Principles Podcast, we conducted a detailed interview with Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. You can download the podcast here or stream via our webpage or download at iTunes.