Friday, August 24, 2007

Zbigniew Brzezinski Endorses Obama

Former national security adviser under President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, slams Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as "very conventional" and backward looking. And in an interview with Bloomberg Television's "Political Capital with Al Hunt." TPM Cafe reports that Brzezinski endorsed Barack Obama.

Here's an excerpt from the post:

"Obama is clearly more effective and has the upper hand," Brzezinski...said. "He has a sense of what is historically relevant, and what is needed from the United States in relationship to the world."

Brzezinski, 79, dismissed the notion that Clinton, 59, a New York senator and the wife of former President Bill Clinton, is more seasoned than Obama, 46. "Being a former first lady doesn't prepare you to be president," Brzezinski said.

Clinton's foreign-policy approach is "very conventional," Brzezinski said. "I don't think the country needs to go back to what we had eight years ago."

"There is a need for a fundamental rethinking of how we conduct world affairs," he added. "And Obama seems to me to have both the guts and the intelligence to address that issue and to change the nature of America's relationship with the world."

Like Howling Latina, Steve Clemons hearkens back to the pesky Cuban issue about travel and concludes that Clinton is so obviously wrong.
Obama sketched what a near term future in US-Cuba relations could look like, and Hillary Clinton -- regrettably, as I do recognize her many strengths -- is staying in the past.
With the country is shambles after eight years of Bush, the next presidential election is going to be a very serious business. HL thinks Obama is intelligent, forward-thinking, progressive, and the best hope Americans have to keep the country moving forward.

Kudos for Obama with this latest endorsement!

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