Barack Obama is a lot like Lenny Kravitz. Both have a well defined personal story which makes for an easy story for critics and pundits. They both sound just like vague rehashes of the Kennedy era so they seem familiar to those in the pundit demographic. Both were barely born then, so the talking heads can proclaim them to be “new”. Both are of mixed race ancestry so people can feel good about themselves for saying they like them. Both have problems with “authenticity”.
Where’s my CNN.com column?