President-elect Barack Obama

Politics of Fear

I hope the president-elect grilled Bill Kristol about these gems:

KRISTOL: [Obama’s] riding a wave of euphoria. She [Clinton] needs to puncture it. The way you puncture euphoria is reality, or to be more blunt, fear. I recommend to Senator Clinton the politics of fear.


KRISTOL: the end of the day it'll be McCain against Obama in a national security election. The Democrats can say Nancy Pelosi's fond of quoting Franklin Roosevelt, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." We do have something to fear but fear itself. We have terrorists to fear and we have people who want to kill Americans to fear. And people who totally want to destabilize the Middle East to fear. And I think that's a pretty good argument for McCain to make against Obama.

Or, I at least hope the president-elect told Kristol: "They both used fear against me and I won anyway. You dick. How do you continue to find work, being so wrong about everything all the time?"