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  •  Powell Comes Through (7+ / 0-)

    I am very well impressed by Powell. He was dignified, restarined, powerful and very on target in his elements of endorsement. I liked his civility towards McCain (something I do not myself feel!), and he struck the right tone in his endorsement -- all of which added to its strength and force. I know endorsements generally are not considered too effective in a campaign, but if this one is used correctly by the Obama campaign, it should be helpful.  Thank you General Powell.

    •  It is striking, isn't it? When there is civil (2+ / 0-)

      civic discourse. Reasoned and intelligent and intended to inform and to encourage thoughtful reflection . . . .

      And sad that it's been so scarce in our public discourse for so long.

      Nebraska: Who knew it was a hotbed of activist trust-funded latte-drinking Prius-driving brainwashed caucusers? It's not just about the corn.

      by cultural worker on Sun Oct 19, 2008 at 10:09:05 PM PDT

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      •  The power of civility.... (0+ / 0-)

        Yes indeed, very striking. And Obama well knows the merits; in fact, he is a study in this kind of restrained power.
         Did you see his grace under pressure in a cafe in North Carolina at noon Sunday -- table full of Presbyterians just in from church, and one woman rose and denounced Obama saying "socialist, socialist, socialist..." and refused to shake his hand when he went over to talk to the table. Boy!
        Socialist, of course, is 'French' for the N word. I bet that foolish old woman gets an earful, because the national press is picking up and Mrs Diane Fanning is going to become as well known as Joe the Unlicensed Plumber :)

      •  To be clear.... (0+ / 0-)

        I meant that 'socialist' is CODE for
        the N word; "french" does not quite cut it.

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