David Brooks: Obama

New York Times’ commentator and part-time psychologist David Brooks is at it again. Brooks already provided the invaluable insight that Barack Obama’s chief weakness is his out-of-placeness at the Applebee’s salad bar (thus also demonstrating Brooks’ own bond with the commoner… so egalitarian is Brooks that he invented the notion of an Applebee’s salad bar just for us po’ folk). Now brooks turns his psychological analytical mind toward Obama’s financial backers:

The real core of his financial support is something else, the rising class of information age analysts. Once, the wealthy were solidly Republican. But the information age rewards education with money. There are many smart high achievers who grew up in liberal suburbs around San Francisco, L.A. and New York, went to left-leaning universities like Harvard and Berkeley and took their values with them when they became investment bankers, doctors and litigators.

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