His sentences are short and full of punch. And he has a rare ability to distill issues and ideas down to compact, searing polemics. Consequently, his columns have done immense damage to Barack Obama. No wonder the Irish Left hates him so much, writing non-stop whinge letters to the Irish Times calling for his column to be dropped. The Irish Left's campaign against his predecessor Mark Steyn intimidated the IT into dropping his column. Let's hope it doesn't happen to his successor. As a John McCain supporter, I want to salute the unique genius of Charles Krauthammer.