Like a lot of folks, I spent yesterday watching the debate. I gotta say I was disappointed to see Obama go so hard at Hillary. Don't take that the wrong way. I know why he went after her, and I know he had to. But watching him go into the gutter with her went against everything that I love about him as a candidate. Barack has a cool, intellectual, above-the-fray sort of steez. This is not aloofness, but more like a sense that he can't be busied with petty bullshit. Furthermore, it's a thrill to see a brother exhibiting that sort of cool, not on the court or in a music video, but in the race for the presidency. I'm just not sure that presidential politics, as it currently exists, will mesh will with it. Anyway, courtesy of the Obama campaign, here's the sort of thing I'm talking about.