I read all the way to the end of that article.
Still, there’s probably no better illustration of the Obama camp’s Hamiltonian sensibility than the debate over the war. Former Clinton officials like Lake, Rice, and Danzig all opposed the idea from the get-go (as did Hamilton himself). In doing so, they faced down pleas from within the Democrats’ permanent State-Department-in-waiting that opposition would be politically disastrous.
This certainly matches my prejudice about why the Dems have been so lame for the last 8 years, why so many of them voted to authorize the war and why they have put up such a poor opposition during the Bush/Delay era – they were afraid that doing the right thing would be unpopular.
It’s a fantastic article, you really should go read it.