Lionel Beehner, The Huffington Post | October 2, 2008
Obama's foreign policy proposals are too vapid; far from incipient or novel, we are subjected to his recycled ideas - which, albeit, were fresh when first espoused in the face of Bush dogmatism. ++ "These ideas have lost their oomph among discerning voters." ++ Catching Bin Laden, sending more troops to Afghanistan, and unconditional support for Georgia are all calls from the neocon playbook. ++ "More ideas, more energy, [and] more optimism" are needed from Obama. ++ To deliver the knockout blow, he'll have to "think outside the beltway."