I Don't Do Cowering

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Barack Obama gave perhaps the greatest quote in the history of democratic politics. The greatest sound bite. The best, most reassuring statement about how he will handle this presidential race. It reiterates my belief that this will be no 2004, no Willie Horton type of year. Obama will not be swiftboated.

Per the New York Times:

It was not all about pop culture. When Mr. Wenner asked how Mr. Obama might respond to harsh attacks from Republicans, suggesting that Democrats have "cowered" in the past, Mr. Obama replied, "Yeah, I don’t do cowering."