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Obama Why is the Press electing him ?

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posted on Dec, 11 2006 @ 08:41 PM
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Who is this guy and why is the media stuffing him down our throats? A junior senator he comes out of no where.All of a sudden he is the best choice for President? What makes him so special?




posted on Dec, 11 2006 @ 08:48 PM
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Originally posted by rdang
Who is this guy and why is the media stuffing him down our throats? A junior senator he comes out of no where.All of a sudden he is the best choice for President? What makes him so special?


maybe it's his honesty
or the fact that he actually gives outlines and frameworks for his policy ideas, instead of just stating what he'd like as an end result he shows us how he'd like to get there

it could be his charismatic nature

and what's wrong with him being only a junior senator?
since when was true political experience a requirement for the presidency?



posted on Dec, 11 2006 @ 09:38 PM
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i hope he is president hes a jr senator there for he hasn't been in long enough to part of the corruption that goes on. maybe he will be a free thinking. or maybe hes the antichrist.

on cnn they compared him to Iran's president because of the cloths he was wearing and insinuating that he is going to be evil. very odd.



posted on Dec, 11 2006 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by rdang
Who is this guy and why is the media stuffing him down our throats? A junior senator he comes out of no where.All of a sudden he is the best choice for President? What makes him so special?


Let me field that one. I've been reading his book and looking into him about because I was a little confused by the appearance of the word "rockstar" in conjunction with anything political.


I think what needs to be said first about Obama is that he's not a divider. I know you've heard it before, but it's not Obama saying it; I'm saying it. He understands the common stake we have in this whole game as Americans. He's willing to talk seriously about what we need in order to compete with China, about why our constitution works as well as it does and how that should frame partisan debate, and about the similarities between us all. He gets the fact that there are progressives in the bible belt and conservatives in the beltway. He gets the fact that Christians can respect gay people and that pro-choicers still care about children and that in general we are willing to make it work if there is a way at all, and yet he doesn't have to reject the idea of sometimes taking a stand on principle.

He presents this in a very eloquent manner and he's not afraid that we won't understand. He explains what he believes in and why, why he's made the decision he did on several tough votes, and he doesn't have to dig in behind the partisan fortifications.

I like a Democrat who can say that he thinks CAFTA would have been a net plus for America and that he was willing to look his union constituents in the eye and explain that if only the White House would have discussed the language with the party in opposition and helped them to sell it to their constituents.

That brings us to the point that he's in a sympathetic position and he doesn't blow it by being another screaming liberal. He is a progressive, no doubt about it: he believes in things which I am very skeptical about, namely the New Deal and Great Society, but he does it calmly, he explains why, and he concedes a willingness to compromise on the parts that haven't worked well enough.

That makes it a lot easier to sympathize with him when he talks about his party offering the white house a 70-vote mandate for its policies and Karl Rove responding we don't want your votes, we want 51 Republican votes and 45 campaign ads about Democrats voting against a tax cut, and that means we're not taking the poison pill out of this bill no matter what you offer us.

Another thing that I like about the man is that I can see myself in his shoes. He's willing to talk about the stuff he's done wrong and the stuff that's gone wrong for him and all the stuff he's afraid of in politics. I think that resonates with people who follow politics because politics is scarry business for little guys. I mean to run for office one day and I know full well that I'm gonna catch it from both barrels once my opponents start looking into my background... and that's if the skeletons don't just walk out of the closet all on their own. The idea of working your butt off for a year and being overwhelmingly rejected by yoru fellow citizens is terrifying and I like a guy who has his first run in recent enough memory that he can still talk about how scarry it was for him. We don't like people who aren't scared of anything (Karl Rove comes to mind). We like people who can lose- it tell us they're not the bad guys.


You should read his book. You should at least read a brief online biography of him and the text of his speech from the 2004 DNC. This ain't just a trendy black dude. This is the first Democratic presidential candidate who ever had a fighting chance for my vote, and if he runs he will almost certainly get it. I think that's saying something, coming from a reformed neo-con like myself.



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 03:22 AM
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Rdang you have to remember that the media is very fickle and will grap upon anything to create a negative or positive story. Remember how the media went nuts as soon as Dean show some passion. The other thing to bear in mind is that many people are dumb enough to swallow the media spin as facts.

As for the man himself if he is grounded in reality and he can heal the deep divisions that exist he may just be the right man for the job. Of course it wouldn't hurt if he held moderate political views.



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 10:48 AM
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To be quite honest, who else do the Democrats really have? I mean, yeah, there is Hilary Clinton,but she isn't no shooo in. I certainly wouldn't vote for her, not for the presidency...

What I want to know as well is who the hell are the Republicans going to nominate? I mean, neither party have very impressive candidate possibilities in my opinion. I like Obama... However, I will say the same thing about him that I said about Bush Jr. when it was pretty obvious he was running for election. He is becoming a candidate about eight years too soon.



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by rdang
Who is this guy and why is the media stuffing him down our throats?


Since I don't watch or read mainstream media, I can't say whether or not I feel he's being stuffed down our throats. I have been hoping he would run since the first time I heard him speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.

Text:
The Audacity of Hope

He was supporting John Kerry, but I immediately wanted to support him. I never thought it would happen, though. He's my number 1 pick for president in 2008, though, so I'm thrilled to hear that he's getting so much publicity. THRILLED.

He's someone I could really vote FOR instead of voting for the lesser of the evils presented.



What makes him so special?


Read about him. Read his book. Read his speeches. I think you'll see.



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 11:34 PM
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No matter who runs for president it will come down to two people who are corporately owned. divide and conquer. its the easiest way to make sure you are always on top.



posted on Dec, 13 2006 @ 01:09 AM
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Originally posted by rdang
Who is this guy

Listen the other posters. I've loved him as a candidate since the 2004 DNC. I have his book, but I haven't read it yet (still working on Carter's new one).



why is the media stuffing him down our throats?

They're setting him up. I don't believe for a second that we'll get a black president in 2008, no matter how great he is. I think they're setting him up for a big media fall. Nonetheless, I'm already committed to volunteering for his campaign once he announces his intentions.

The audacity of hope, indeed.



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