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Okay, I was down today.  I was hoping that Obama would close it out yesterday and he did not.  I woke up to the "spin" of the Hillary comeback.  Then, tonight, I had a very interesting dinner conversation with a conservative lawyer that opened my eyes that I had to fight even harder for Obama.


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I am a lawyer.  Long ago, and in a place far far away, I clerked for a federal court of appeal judge appointed by Reagan.  Very nice guy; highest ethical standards; conservative.  Anyway, once in a while when he comes to town, he gets his clerks together for dinner (most of his clerks are quite conservative).  I just got back from that dinner and had a great conversation with one of his former clerks.  This former clerk was conservative to be sure (a member of the Federalist Society--a conservative lawyer group).  Anyway, he went to University of Chicago Law School, where Obama taught.  Chicago is a bastion of conservative legal thinking.  So, I asked what was Obama's reputation on campus.  He said that everybody loved Obama.  Conservative law professors believed Obama to be a man of the highest ethics.  Conversative students respected him because he fostered an open debate and he was intellectually honest.  Everybody--right, left and center, felt he was "touched by greatness."  

So, bring people together is not just words.  He knows how to do it.  He has done it before. His confidence that the force of his personality can get things done is not an idle promise.  

And so, at evening's end, I realize that I needed work harder.  I will try to go to Oregon (where my daugther is) before the Oregon primary to campaign.  So, a conservative renewed my faith in the hope of an Obama Presidency.    


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Originally posted to jhwvertigo on Wed Mar 05, 2008 at 11:57 PM PST.

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