Earlier I pledged to be part of the movement to counter the right's attempt to demonize Michelle Obama the way they did Hillary Clinton. You can imagine what my inbox looks like as alert after alert fills the box. Most of it is positive and I've read some of the most wonderful posts about Michelle Obama. I'll cover some of those later today.
Here's something that caught my eye from the LA Times.
John McCain has been trying hard of late to link Barack Obama with Jimmy Carter in the public consciousness, hoping that the "ineffectual" label that many voters affix to the former president will prove transferable.
But Grover Norquist -- the conservative activist who specializes in promoting an anti-tax agenda and, more generally, revels in the role of agent provocateur -- is offering a different comparison.
Norquist dropped by The Times' Washington bureau today and, as part of his negative critique of Obama's liberal stances on economic issues and other matters, he termed the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee "John Kerry with a tan."
That's right. Grover Norquist call's Barack Obama, "John Kerry with a tan."