Virginia Postrel offers some thoughts on Teddy, Obama and glamour that I think are right on. Actual governing isn't glamorous. I suspect that is why they are having trouble rousing the "netroots" to action these days. They like movements that provide excitement and a feeling of moral worth but not dull policy details.
In contrast, Radley Balko focuses more on Ted's moneyed background.
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