What Would David Geffen Do?
by Bernie Quigley for The Free Market News Network, 2/22/07
A few years back Bob Dole called these guys the most important people in the world. They were the people who created the culture. They created the country. Politicians just live in it. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen in particular, the people of Dreamworks. They shaped the entertainment world for the last 50 years. They have been in the last half century akin to what the Magi were to Christendom.
David Geffen, in particular. He was there when John Lennon died and when Joni Mitchell first arrived in our world from the
The Dreamworks Three held a fundraiser in
Right now, I’ll claim that Obama has the Democratic nomination. And if Geffen is right, and he seems to be always right, the one who takes the Democratic nomination in this race will take the Presidency.
So if any other Democrat was thinking of entering, consider that you have done very, very well in holding off. We are at a historical turning point. Enjoy he ride. It will be Obama for the Democrats from here on out and there will be no more entry points.
This may be panic politics and Obama may be a novelty. But so was
If elected, Obama will change our political world just as Jack Kennedy did. In hindsight, JFK does not look like a great President in many ways. But like Reagan, he was the indispensable President. He changed our world and made us what we have since become. And without him we would have been a different
Geffen did something else indespensible: He went after Senator Clinton in a big way.
“Everybody in politics lies, but they [the Clintons] do it with such ease, it’s troubling,” he told Dowd.
Geffen stated clearly to the faithful what most Democrats have conveniently repressed: The Clintons are crooks. Probably the worst in the modern history of the Democratic Party. In an interview with Dowd Geffen cited a pardon granted to Marc Rich after he gave the
Obama is a god-send to the Democrats because he neutralizes the yuppie vote and the auntie vote going to Hillary. Without Obama, the Democrats could have completely disintegrated. Hillary would have gotten the nomination and lost to McCain in every state except NY and
Last year I wrote about the "new Democrats" – Mark Warner, Wes Clark and Kathleen Sebelius in particular - saying that Jim Webb would be catalyst to a new movement within the Democratic Party. But first the Democrats had to divide. That is happening now. Since Webb's rebuttal to Bush, the New Democrats concept is taking hold and MSM is now on the case. The new Democrats are starting to call themselves Webb Democrats. That is in opposition to the Democratic Leadership Council types like the Clintons and Al Gore; Democrats sympathetic to Wall St., which Ralph Nader called in the last election indistinguishable from Republicans. Obama fits the new pattern and he will bring in people in opposition to the Wall St. Democrats.
But long-term, the big Hollywood story will be
Contention between North and South in the 1800s advanced as the North grew stronger economically in industrial power and population and it became easier for the North to dominate.
This is natural history. At one point CA will be strong RE the rest of the country. But I do not see that it will want to dominate the rest of the country but rather ditch it, so as to not get bogged down in supporting welfare in rust belt industrial regions past their historical period, as the angel of capitalism moves to
Neither of the major political parties is in any way prepared to deal with these cultural changes and economic issues. Only the Libertarians are. Likewise, only one candidate running against John McCain and Mitt Romney is able to face foreign policy fair and square: Ron Paul.
It is Paul, sometimes alone on the floor of Congress, who has been resolute and patriotic on all of the issues in the