Does Richard Cohen sound like a giddy schoolgirl in his latest piece
on Wes Clark?
He is a "duty, honor, country" guy -- the West Point mantra he recites constantly. His themes are patriotism and leadership, and his credentials are unimpeachable. He was wounded in Vietnam. He rose to command NATO and made war in the Balkans. Four invisible stars glitter from his shoulders.
You can tell everybody's enjoying writing about the horse race again now that Dean appears to have pulled up lame. And I'll admit that most of Cohen's points are reasonable. But Clark at this point is a complete unknown, who has shown at least the possibility of being a loose cannon.