Meanwhile, Barack Obama got out of college and wanted to be a "community organizer" in Chicago. Here's what Chicago looks like after decades of this kind of "community organizing":
There are 228 dead: That's the number of murders this year in Chicago. It's nearly twice as many as the number of Americans lost on the battlefields of Afghanistan over these last six months. And the number of deaths is up 35 percent over the same period last year.
There was a time it was called "gangland" Chicago and maybe that time has returned.
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The cops tell us it's the gang members who have turned some neighborhoods into free-fire zones. More people were cut down today.
That was two months ago. The figures are undoubtedly much worse after a hot summer in the city.
Put bluntly, it's absurd to say that Barack Obama "succeeded" at what he set out to do in Chicago. The community he wanted to "organize" is arguably the most dysfunctional community in America.
This election is a contrast in a lot of ways. One of the ways is the simple contrast between people who do things, and people who just talk about doing things; the doers and the dreamers; or, to put it less charitably, the grown-ups and the childish.