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  •  thanks Smash (9+ / 0-)

    When Senator Obama is confronted by people who vocally disagree with them, he doesn’t get them removed as Senator McCain would have done.  He treats them with respect, listens to what they have to say, and engages in an open and honest conversation on the issues, even if they are ones he would not choose to be talking about otherwise. That’s the new type of leadership this country needs.

    Exactly right.  I hope the whole country gets to see this vitally important difference. Democracy depends on our ability to listen and respond to those who disagree with us.

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