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  •  He's still too afraid to offend (4+ / 0-)
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    KimD, abraxas, Indieman, DrFitz

    or make enemies. And you simply cannot lead effectively if you are. FDR got this, and was effective because of it. (And I'm tired of people defending this by saying "Yes, but he's black, and Americans will never vote for an angry black man", to which I say, whatever, thanks for reinforcing an outdated, self-defeating and unfounded meme.)

    He's got to stop sounding and acting like the leader of the opposition, and start sounding and acting like the leader of the country that he wants to be, and put the other side on the defensive. As the saying goes, the best defense is a strong offense. And being on the offensive means, um, OFFENDING--by definition!

    To the GOP, change means doing a 360.

    by kovie on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 03:53:28 PM PDT

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    •  In his convention speech.. (1+ / 0-)
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      .he really captured the audience (at least me watching the vid) in part because he looked directly into the camera and stated his points with conviction.

      I hope he brings it Friday...this was too conciliatory for my taste.

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