Gore Vidal Supports Obama

(from the London TImes)

I knew JFK, says Gore Vidal, and Obama’s the better leader

At 82, Gore Vidal has reached an enviable position: he is an influential man of letters, a political activist, a scion of the New World aristocracy and a friend of the powerful and famous, including the Clintons.

“I liked the idea of him, but he never managed to get my interest. I was brought around by his overall intelligence – specifically when he did his speech on race and religion.” In Vidal’s opinion, “he’s our best demagogue since Huey Long or Martin Luther King”. "Jack had great charm,” he adds. “So has Obama."