I've never read a novel by Richard Greener, but based on this
, he seems very much my kind of guy.
As I believed Lyndon Johnson when I was a young man, I made the same mistake 44 years later. I believed Barack Obama in 2008. I supported his bid for the Democratic nomination over other, arguably more qualified, Democrats because I heard what Barack Obama said he would do "when I become the President of The United States of America" -- and I believed him. Change we can believe in? I thought so.
Mr. Greener, you should have been reading Cannonfire -- or the Confluence or a number of other blogs -- back in 2008. We would have hipped you to the facts. The investigative reporting of Evelyn Pringle would have clued you in as well.
By the way: Greener neglects to mention one of the most annoying of Obama's failed promises -- NAFTA and free trade. He pretty much ran
on that issue in key states. And after the election, he said: "Ha ha. Just kidding!"
Don't be too hard on yourself, Mr. Greener. We all make mistakes. God knows I have. So did the Democratic party.