Dave Weigel, making a point about Obama so obvious that I’m surprised more people don’t say it all the time:
Some serious conservative pundits who are driven mad by birtherism feel that way because birtherism is such a loud, stupid distraction that any serious effort to dig into Obama’s past becomes impossible. I think that’s true, even if I’m not convinced that a dig into Obama’s college classes and transcripts is going to deliver a killing blow to his presidential campaign. The arc of Obama’s career has been the arc of every modern liberal politician’s career — lefty college groupthink followed by liberal politics followed by big-money, centrist Democratic politics.
I didn’t see “Stalin” or “Hitler” mentioned anywhere in that progression.