People may not remember, because it was a million blog years ago that this happened. But in December of 2007, Andrew Sullivanwrong on one or two things in his time (ahem, Iraq War), but not wrong on this onewrote the single best rationale for electing President Barack Hussein Obama that had been seen up to that point (or has been seen since). Re-read "Why Obama Matters" and you see Sullivan at his best: prescient, persuasive, and just fucking correct. Plus... savvy enough to give himself future wiggle room! As he wrote in December 2007: "None of this, of course, means that Obama will be the president some are dreaming of." As it turns out: Also true!
Read Eli at The Stranger.