Monday, April 28, 2008

If Obama is Lincoln, then Clinton is Seward

Clinton and Obama

I want to call your attention to a very interesting article published by this morning.

The author, Manisha Sinha, sees a parallel between the 2008 Democrat nominees and the Republican nominees of 1860. Specifically, Sinha pictures Obama as Lincoln, while Clinton most closely resembles William H. Seward.

I'm not sure if I buy Sinha's analogy, but her observations certainly got my mind running in an interesting direction. I could see a productive classroom discussion coming from this article.

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