posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 01:49 PM
Since the sad majority of American voters [you and I notwithstanding, of course] care little about real, hard issues--and know even less about
them--in these distracted times, I contend that Sen. Obama's "mojo" is simply what he represents to people, less so than his specific stand on the
issues at hand.
It is an unfortunate result of human nature that most people simply project onto a candidate [or a celebrity, athlete, even a date] their own
assumptions, hopes, fears, etc. So, the person being observed, followed, what-have-you, simply becomes a sort of blank slate, filled in largely by the
My point here is that individuals such as Sen. Obama and Gov. Palin, with relatively short public résumés, end up representing all kinds of things
to all kinds of people. Even me. When I hear the Governor, I hear Jean Lundegaard from 'Fargo'. And, despite my upper-Midwest upbringing, I'm no
fan of the nasal twang. I digress...
In a more cogent society, people would have more sense to read between the lines, so to speak, and discover for themselves just who these
candidates are. Instead, millions and millions continue to happily suckle at the teat of what they're told to think. In my case, I look at Gov.
Palin's record, such as trying to ban books from the library of Wasilla, Alaska, or her words, mocking [!!!] Sen. Obama's work as a community
organizer. More digression...
One way the junior Senator from Illinois could recover some of his momentum would be to continue to amp up his increasingly aggressive stance toward
Iran, so as not to disenchant the AIPAC-crowd, for starters.
For what it's worth, I don't disagree with the OP completely. I'm just adding my $2/100.