You overlooked a notable attendee of Obama's January 2009 conservative dinner:This is the same Peggy Noonan who wrote today:
"Obama Tuesday night trekked to the Chevy Chase, Md., home of conservative columnist George F. Will to talk politics and get to know some of his fiercest intellectual adversaries: Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Larry Kudlow, David Brooks, Rich Lowry, Peggy Noonan, Michael Barone, and Paul Gigot."
Obama misread his Republican opponents from day one. If he had been large-spirited and conciliatory he would have effectively undercut them, and kept them from uniting.A woman who personally experienced Obama's early outreach to the right now insists he did nothing of the kind. Romnesia? Or just another massive fucking lie?