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  •  Another calculating politician? (13+ / 0-)

    What appealed to so many about Obama, I think, was the sense of idealism he expressed during his keynote speech, as well as the eloquence and passion he's brought to many public appearances. It felt like something different, something new.

    To see him now, "observing," calculating, reading the political tea leaves like every other damn pol in Washington, is deeply disappointing. But that's what almost inevitably happens when we project our own desires and idealism onto a barely known and relatively untried personality. Disappointment.

    I'm still glad he's my Senator, even if he's not the future. For that I'll have to look elsewhere.

    Russ was a brave man today. That was courage on display. I'm proud to be his neighbor.

    Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? -- James 2:6

    by BobzCat on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 09:09:58 PM PST

    •  The odd thing about Obama (7+ / 0-)

      ..is that as the annointed one, the golden boy that comes along once a generation is that because they enter the scene with the highest expectations they have a more narrow window of opportunity than others. JFK realized that in the 1950's and Obama will have to confront it too if he hopes to grab the brass ring and become President one day. His time in the ascendency is exceedingly short and the sooner he makes his mark actually doing something or taking a stand the better his chances will be of attaining the ultimate goal. Otherwise he'll drift off into the realm of disappointments, the land of Gary Hart and so many others.

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