All I can add is that in Chicago, we elected an Illinois Senator. Then in Illinois we elected a United States Senator. Neither time did we expect or receive a "messiah". Both times, we expected and received an amazingly intelligent leader who handled every task put in front of him with integrity.<br><br>It's horribly insulting to those of us who have actually voted for Barack Obama to have our votes invalidated as the needy fascination with a messiah figure.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
That is very well put.<br><br>I'm sick as hell of the notion that he is somehow risky because of a lack of experience, or that he's all charisma. He's a damn fine politician (as far as that goes), and he has been for many years now. AND, he's an exciting speaker. He is the antithesis of Bush. <br><br>How can that not excite you?<br><br>
I do not think that word means what you think it means.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>statesman |ˈstātsmən|<br>noun ( pl. -men)<br>a skilled, experienced, and respected political leader or figure.<p><hr></blockquote><p>He has experience at the local, state and national level. He has been successful (skilled) in all of those stages and he is now within reach of being the nominee for the president of the United States. His local community loved and respected him, his state loved and respected him as a state senator, and he has been very well received in Washington. He is very respected, just not by you.<br><br>I don't even want to address the "white guilt" comment. Its only February and I'm already sick of that nonsense.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>He is an empty suit that has embodied decades of white guilt.<p><hr></blockquote><p>That you could say that is totally f**ked up. Totally. Completely.<br><br>And for what it's worth, I'm a white person. A white male, in fact. And I seem to have a pretty clear conscience. No guilt here!<br><br>But if you have to tell yourself such things to be more comfortable with the same ole same ole then be my guest!<br><br>
Well, Rush has to say stupid, outrageous things. His entire career is built upon it (and that can be said of most pundits). <br><br>But let's just wait and see how this candidate of "white guilt" absolutely destroys whatever fodder the GOP is able to provide in the big race. I'm almost salivating at the prospect. Will Obama get his due then? Or will those that don't care for him come up with some other label designed to make him seem less of what he is?<br><br>Of course, I'm assuming that he gets by Hillary for purposes of this thread, but I wouldn't mind seeing her have at it with a GOP candidate either!<br><br>
"that's where it's coming from."<br><br>I am glad someone is keeping track of these things, so I know when someone is just passing on someone else's schlock.<br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
_________________________ We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.