ARTIKLAR | Här kommer lite långläsning med fokus på president Barack Obama, vicepresident Joe Biden och guvernör Mitt Romney.
New York, 10 oktober 2012
”Joe Biden Isn’t Finished” av John Heilemann
Air Force Two will be safely at cruising altitude before he brings his retort in for a landing with a one-fell-swoop dismissal of the Twitterverse, the blogosphere, the hot-eyed Foxified yakkety-yak-yakkers, Romney, Ryan, and, in a way, himself: “I don’t think this has a single little effect on voters.”
Time, 8 oktober 2012
”The Mormon In Mitt” av Jon Meacham
Observers have long sought clues to Romney’s character and worldview in his Mormonism. There is the optimistic salesmanship, the blindingly pure family values, the can-do spirit. In many ways Romney is Reagan with children who speak to him, a cheerful leader who has a mystical appreciation of the role America is meant to play in history.
Harper’s Magazine, september 2012
”The Changeling – The Content of Obama’s Character” av David Samuels
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, he speaks for me, for you, for all of us? An educated, intelligent man, he is the very model of the roommate that every good liberal parent in Park Slope or Santa Monica prays that their son might bring home from college. He is proof of how it is possible to live the good life in America without ceasing to be a good person. Intimately acquainted with ambivalence, he pulled the trigger on Osama bin Laden while bringing our boys home from the deserts of Iraq.
”Compromising Positions” av Thomas Frank
Let us review. Barack Obama, who was lifted to the presidency four years ago on a great wave of progressive fantasy, likes to say that the national budget is like a family budget: that when times are tough, government has to tighten its belt. This is a Republican simile of very long standing, and the president is a Democrat. He is in fact the leader of the party that is supposed to believe in deficit spending during hard times. Yet Obama has enthusiastically adopted the belt-tightening trope, and all the terrible ideas that go with it.
Tidskriftsomslagen: Biden fotograferad av Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photo. Fotot på Time av Dan Forbes. Kevin Sprouls illustrerade Harper’s Magazine.