As for many of us progressives, Paul Krugman has been an absolute hero to me for years. Early in the Bush presidency he was critical of the administration at a time when all other members of the media were continually kissing their asses.
However, clearly the guy has something against Obama. Today M.J. Rosenberg in a column, over at TPMCafe, titled Losing Krugman writes:
Krugman is making two big mistakes. The first has to do with his influence as a columnist. By constantly attacking Obama, he is turning off the 50% of Democrats who favor Obama as our nominee. People like me can no longer read him without thinking "What's up with this guy? Has he really developed such a personal animus to our likely nominee based on his differences with him on health care? What's his agenda here?"
In other words, I no longer trust him....
...the differences between the Clinton and Obama bills do not matter because, in the end, a Democratic President will happily take whatever the Democratic Congress sends him.
I really don't get it. He criticisms are so one sided against Obama - even when he was on ABC's Sunday morning show, This Week he managed to make one or two jabs against Obama. As we all know there are a lot of reasons for a progressive to be critical of Clinton. I really don't understand why there is such silence from him when it comes to Clinton. I would even cut him some slack if he came right out and said he was supporting Clinton, but has far as I know he hasn't. I feel exactly like Rosenberg when he ends his column: "What gives?"