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  •  I disagree about the angry black man concept (0+ / 0-)

    He doesn't have to repeat what I said earlier in an angry voice, although some anger is appropriate.  He just has to repeat the truth in a manner that compels the MSM to pick it up.  He can also use surrogates as Andy indicates in this comment I am responding to.  

    •  Yes, there are countless ways it can be done (0+ / 0-)

      Political communication is as subtle a genre as composing symphonies.  As Beethoven struck many a different note in the course of any given symphony, so a political leader can design a message to do the most good for his purpose and lead to the least damage.  

      FDR was a master at orchestrating with many instruments the message that he was putting out to the American people.
      Lincoln was another such master.

      Neither escaped the hatred of many of their countrymen, but both managed to create a huge following with powerful devotion.  They used the power of that devotion to move the country in a direction it otherwise would not have been able to take.  

      They're ranked # 1 and # 2 –the best-- by historians judging the greatness and terribleness of all the American presidents.  

      Politics is an art form, and as with other art forms, it helps to be a person who embodies something extraordinary that the people in general value.

       FDR was creative and upbeat and game for the fight, while Lincoln was deeply human and humble and compassionate and firm of will once he knew his will.  

      Lincoln was also a master at the composing and delivering of straightforward but powerful and often subtle messages, that rang true in the ears of many of his countrymen.  Well before his assassination he was a moral and spiritual beacon to a great many Americans --including the soldiers in the field-- at a time of profound national trauma.

      Obama has plenty of room to orchestrate a message that will open the eyes of the American people to the atrocity that the once-respectable Republican Party has become.

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