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Old 01-10-2008, 04:04 AM   #16
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I'm not taking anything he says to heart. This country is in too far and I'm not so sure any political party can pull it together and that's not a totally negative sentiment.

If Obama "seems" so honest and down to earth to many, give him time...he will become a politician. Are any politicians honest?

Everyone has secrets baggage and skeletons in the closet or within their family. I don't believe he is any different.

I don't care what celebrity endorses him or how popular Obama is with celebrities or how much money which celebrities are willing to contribute or back him.

The alternatives aren't much to write home about either. But perfection doesn't exist, so it's coming down to the lesser of two evils. May the best man or woman for the job win.
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:18 AM   #17
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It looks like anitram is the only one who mentioned any platform issues such as health care. Honestly I couldn't give one solid answer about a specific platform issue that makes him attractive to me (I haven't decided yet who I will be voting for). I don't know how many people who have voted for him or plan to can do that. I don't know the specifics of his health care plan, and that is one of my main voting issues. In the next few weeks I am going to research and make my decision. I have been to all of their web sites and watched a few of the debates.

My feeling is that the main thing that makes him attractive to people is that he is a blank slate of sorts upon which people can project their hopes and desires and what they think his platform is (even if they don't really know what it is or his stances are actually completely opposite). When you contrast that with the other candidates- well their slates are already known, you can't do that with them. Whether this is a good or bad thing remains to be seen.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:03 AM   #19
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Re: Re: What Makes Obama Attractive?

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It looks like anitram is the only one who mentioned any platform issues such as health care.
You should read my post and phillyfan's.
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It looks like anitram is the only one who mentioned any platform issues such as health care.
Foreign relations were also mentioned. On 60 Minutes, he said he would talk to Iran and Syria. Hillary had a more hawkish view on Iran, voting on a blank check for any military action - so I doubt they would talk to her as willingly.
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It looks like anitram is the only one who mentioned any platform issues such as health care. Honestly I couldn't give one solid answer about a specific platform issue that makes him attractive to me (I haven't decided yet who I will be voting for). I don't know how many people who have voted for him or plan to can do that. I don't know the specifics of his health care plan, and that is one of my main voting issues. In the next few weeks I am going to research and make my decision. I have been to all of their web sites and watched a few of the debates.

My feeling is that the main thing that makes him attractive to people is that he is a blank slate of sorts upon which people can project their hopes and desires and what they think his platform is (even if they don't really know what it is or his stances are actually completely opposite). When you contrast that with the other candidates- well their slates are already known, you can't do that with them. Whether this is a good or bad thing remains to be seen.
I think yours is a good answer
and is a better way to approach a decision on who to vote for.


I absolutely believe much of Obama’s support is projection.


I remember during the 2000 election I asked many people I know here is conservative O C, CA
who they would vote for and why.


Most all of them said Bush, because they had good feelings for his father.

It seems like many are going with their "feelings" on Obama.


I expect and hope Melon will return and give "credits" for completing the assignment.

I believe most deserve "no credit" based on the assignment.

There may have been a couple of "partial credits".

By my view, Jeannieco may deserve a "full credit".

But, Melon is the "Professor"

I am just auditing his class.
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By my view, Jeannieco may deserve a "full credit".

But, Melon is the "Professor"

I am just auditing his class.

Hey Deep
Thanks for the nod! I was starting to think no one read my post.
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I might vote for him in the caucus in Feb. and I won't feel so guilty now that Richardson is out of the race. At least Richardson pulled out in time to work on the universal health care legislation in New Mexico.
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I absolutely believe much of Obama’s support is projection.

Absolutely. And you can't blame anyone for that---Obama is this generation's JFK. A quick, bright, well-spoken young guy who gives people a positive, good feeling at a time when the world looks tenuous.

I understand the point of the thread, but tell me that "feeling" isn't what determines 50+ % of Americans' votes in every election.
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I expect and hope Melon will return and give "credits" for completing the assignment.
I will, eventually. But a good "professor" sometimes knows when to sit back and listen to what others have to say before he chimes in himself.

So, for now, I'm observing. It's all very interesting reading.
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From the articles I've read in various magazines, specifically in Time a few months back, I have figured out a couple of things about him.
He didn't grow up with a silver spoon in his mouth, so I find him belivable when he say's he can relate to the average man.

I like the idea that his mother took him to many houses of worship when he was growing up - so he's not driven by some religious fervor and is tolerant of how other people believe.

I feel he really means everything he says regarding how to unite the country and regain our standing and respect in the world.

I can't find any fault in his stance on anything. He's almost too good to be true (and I mean that in the most flattering sense.)

In any case, I've decided who I'm voting for and unless something happens to her before Nov that's where my support is.
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I understand the point of the thread, but tell me that "feeling" isn't what determines 50+ % of Americans' votes in every election.
True, and look at the idiot we are now stuck with because of it.
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