I try to avoid talking about politics on both Wordie and Errata, with mixed results. Likewise I try to stay on the topic of language and words, or at least in the ballpark.
In early 2007 Andreessen spent 90 minutes talking privately with Obama, before the media frenzy made that impossible for normal people (not that Andreessen is all that normal). He writes eloquently about the very positive impression Obama made on him, and about how Obama comes across in an unguarded setting. It’s an enlightening post, and will have a particularly strong impact on Andreessen’s post-Boomer cohort.
Despite the fact that Andreessen apparently contributed to Mitt Romney’s campaign (wtf?), I’m going to take a flier. You heard it here first: Obama/Andreessen ’08.