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Obama, JFK Parallels - Real or Media Hype?

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posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 09:24 PM
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Obama, JFK Parallels - Real or Media Hype?


www.sfgate.com

He's fired up youth with eloquent oratory and a message of change. He has the pearl-wearing wife and two adorable little kids. He's making plans for a huge speech in Berlin.

So ask - or ask not: Is Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama channeling John F. Kennedy?

Republicans practically roll their eyes at the Camelot question - and Obama's not even the official nominee yet.

"If Michelle starts wearing a pillbox hat, or they get a pony named Macaroni - look out," sighs Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution research fellow.

The parlor game of finding comparisons between the young president from Massachusetts and the young senator from Illinois heated up last week.
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posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 09:24 PM
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IMO the parallels are real, and have even been recognized by the Kennedys. The first and most obvious parallel is relative youth--both are, or were, in their 40's. Then there's education (both went to Harvard), appeal to young people, and exceptional skill at oratory. Both are liberals with an ability to speak to conservatives. Is Obama a Democrat's dream come true?

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