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  •  One more report from outside the bubble (0+ / 0-)

    I'm glad that Obama is in it for the long haul, with his community-organizing model (and you can count me as a critic of that model, by the way), but "Obama Fellows"?  Out of the candidate's own mouth?  I know he's the inspiration and it would be disingenuous (and recipe for failure) to disconnect the initiative from the person, but naming it for him is strongly suggestive of the cult-of-personality issues that some of us have with his campaign.  

    -5.38/-3.74 I've suffered for my country. Now it's your turn! --John McCain with apologies to Monty Python's "Protest Song"

    by Rich in PA on Sun Apr 06, 2008 at 10:32:35 AM PDT

    •  Rhodes Scholars (3+ / 0-)
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      bethcf4p, lirtydies, lauramp

      what's you point

      someone is sponsoring the program (training isn't cheap) and a trainee from the program should carry some distinction indicating from where that training derived.

      some people live to be rude!

    •  It's his presidential campaign (1+ / 0-)
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      lauramp

      Hello. He's running for president. It's his campaign. What do you want him to call his own campaign? Smith's Fellows?

      Change you can Xerox. Print it. Read it. Copy it. Pass it on. Obama '08

      by dawnt on Sun Apr 06, 2008 at 11:42:37 AM PDT

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    •  Would Obama Campaign fellow sound better? (3+ / 0-)
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      bethcf4p, lirtydies, lauramp

      I think it is this very narrow-minded attitude of voters on what words are being used is what is killing us today. Hillary Clinton lies about NAFTA, Peace in Ireland, Sniper attack in Tuzla, Iraq vote and so on and no one seems to call her on that. What we care about is Obama named the fellowship program after him. Even after the state in which this country is currently in, people still think in the same old way.

      There are so many scholarships and fellowships named after people (e.g. Fulbright fellowship, Rhodes fellowship, and so on). Does that make the recipients of these fellowships cultish?

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