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  •  Obama's family had some money (1+ / 0-)
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    He went to the elite prep school in Hawaii, and he went to two Ivy League schools.

    absolute freedom for one individual undoubtedly limits the freedom of another.

    by jbou on Sun Feb 11, 2007 at 08:08:07 PM PST

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    •  It's actually quite possible to go Ivy League... (2+ / 0-)
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      vivacia, JRG

      without rolling in money. How?

      Financial aid. It's how the majority of kids who go to Harvard etc get through. Your parents pay as much as the government says you can pay, and the school and gov't cover the rest in grants and loans.

      "Just give me an easy life and a peaceful death" -The Sundays.

      by Diaries on Sun Feb 11, 2007 at 08:12:49 PM PST

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    •  Obama's family could best be described as (7+ / 0-)

      middle class. He had loans and scholarships. I think one of his grandfather's sales clients helped the family out by getting him recommended for the prep school. Not that it matters that much, but I hate to see this talking point of an elite upbringing that comes straight from the right wing noise machine perpetuated.

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        wystler, jxg, pHunbalanced

        you better get ready for the attacks by the Edwards campaign on Obama and Hillary. The son of a mill worker and NC State grad is the anti-elite candidate, even if he is richer then both Obama and Hillary combined now a days.

        absolute freedom for one individual undoubtedly limits the freedom of another.

        by jbou on Sun Feb 11, 2007 at 08:27:53 PM PST

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