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  •  Dukakis also ran a fairly dismal campaign. (12+ / 0-)

    I don't expect Obama to be gallivanting in a tank.  Or answering a question about his wife's murder like they'd just ask if he prefers slacks or jeans.

    "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States..."

    by dlh77489 on Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 01:58:29 PM PDT

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    •  And I remember at the time, (4+ / 0-)

      ..just feeling it wasn't right. Dukakis was ahead only due to voter dissatisfaction with Ronald Reagan at the end of his term. Dukakis had no personal, or idealogical strength contributing to that lead.

      Obama, on the other hand, has it all.

      Isn't it discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit? (Noel Coward)

      by Mid10Dem on Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 02:06:00 PM PDT

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      •  I agree, O has charisma and is inspirational (0+ / 0-)

        but what we see today is he didn't work up the courage to stand against the fear-mongers.  I still stand with him, but I'm a bit diminished in my enthusiasm (right now, anyway).

        "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States..."

        by dlh77489 on Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 02:10:01 PM PDT

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