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Obama takes the big leap

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spnited, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. CollegeJournalist

    CollegeJournalist Active Member

    Doh! Knew that...just a brain fart...
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    That's quite a statement, considering some of your, um, "contributions."
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    You can still get runner-up.
  4. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Disagree. A lot of people in the Heartland love the middle ground. Problem is, they haven't had a middle-ground candidate to choose in some time. Forget the Kansas ties and Chicago background -- Obama is the Midwest because he's humble and honest, and he really doesn't seem to care to bicker or blame.

    That would carry some weight, especially given how some have turned on the GOP the past two years.
  5. Let's wait and see how well Obama does when he has to confront issues. He does look good and sound good on TV.

    Long time until 2008, folks. Lotta things could be different then. But it is humorous watching you all wet your pants just thinking about him.
  6. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Pandora's Box, Lyman.
  7. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    And that just about sums up Mr. Obama. Been a Senator for a short time, wrote a book, preaches bipartisanship at a time when that's the only message that makes sense. Eminently likable, was on the Oprah Winfrey Show hocking his message of Kumbaya, has a memorable name, young and spry enough for people to be inspired in a Kennedy sort of way, the way they forced themselves to be inspired by Clinton.

    Hasn't pissed anyone off yet, but if the Democratic party is allowed to twist him as parties twist their national candidates, he will piss someone off.

    And then his mettle will show.

    For me, no one has my vote at this point. I used to really respect Hillary, but she seems now like so much sound and fury signifying little. McCain has always just been a loudmouth. Straight Talk is his slogan, not his way of being.

    Mr. Obama says a lot of pretty words, and his indecisiveness doesn't approach Mr. Kerry's idiocy when he refused to say he was a Red Sox fan on ESPN, trying to avoid pissing anyone off. But I'll hold off on Obama until the substance matches the excellent writing and quality oratory.
  8. Care to elaborate, Oz? You do realize the rest of America isn't quite as liberal Democratic as this board (not by a long shot).
  9. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Only thing left in Pandora's Box was hope. Some of us are simply clinging to the hope that Obama might be a good one.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    So let's repeat that mistake.
    What's so substantively special about Obama?
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    How do you know this? Is that all it takes to be president?
    If some smart, thoughtful, curious, lawyer who was on the board of directors of the Gannett Corp came off the street in to the NY Times personnel department, would he be the perfect candidate to be the managing editor or publisher of The Times, or CNN or CBS?

    Why is the bar so low for President compared with major corporations and media concerns
  12. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The scenario you outlined happens in private business more often than you might think. The bar is "lower" in politics because we're a democracy. We don't got no stinkin' board of directors (at least not in theory). If enough people think you're the person for the job and bother to vote their belief, you get the job.
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