Friday, July 25, 2008

The View from Chicago

The New Republic looks at what the right-leaning scholars at the University of Chicago think about Barack Obama. Unlike the profs at Chicago, where Obama taught, I have never met the Democratic candidate personally. But this quotation from legal scholar Daniel Fischel captures well my own ambivalence:
"He's much more intellectual, much more thoughtful, much more interested in discussion, debate, and dialogue than the typical politician. And that gives me some confidence about him, even though from my perspective he's much too liberal. I've never voted for a Democrat in my entire life. He's the first one I might vote for."