"The most interesting presidential candidacy since 1980"

George Will on Obama. He's dead-on about Steele's book which was engrossing at times and helped me integrate my own thoughts on the man. But ultimately it fails to convince - Steele understandably sees Obama as a threat to his own racial politics as well as that of Sharpton and Jackson. Will gets the central racial paradox of Obama:

Obama's candidacy fascinates because he represents radical autonomy: He has chosen his racial identity, but chosen not to make it matter much.

Read the whole thing.