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Thu Oct 16 08:32:32 PDT 2008
Forgive me for the off-topic post, but these ideas are just captivating me at the moment.
For decades and even eras, Democrats have had poor spokespeople (and also some rather poor ideas). But in my estimation the greatest vehicles the party ever produced were Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama (Clinton being in 4th place). What I am trying to say is that ascendancy of Obama is of historical proportion. I'm just amazed at how good this guy is. One can make the argument that what we saw last night on television was Jack Kennedy debating Bob Dole. Obama brings hope with his rhetoric, yet intelligent pragmatism with his policies, just as Jack Kennedy did (and just as so many other Democrats have failed to do) . The odd thing is that if Jack Kennedy himself was born around 1965 and would run for president, today's political marketplace would not allow a north-eastern elitist to play the role of political savior. They would tear him apart. But Obama's Kennedyism seems immune to this. None of the attacks
work (which is one of the criteria this sort mythology requires).
This is indeed a monumental election. When people talk about race in America, and they mention Dr. King, the next great figure in the line of history will be Barack Obama. What a great time to be alive and to witness it. This election could be like one of the Roosevelt victories (but for obvious reasons, of a lesser scale). You know, I am teaching a class where (for the first time in my life) Republican students out-number Democrats by greater than 2 to 1. Yet, the number of students voting for Obama is greater than 4 to 1 in favor. When history moves, she quakes without debris.
Dr. Sean Wilson, Esq.
Wright State University
New Website: http://seanwilson.org
SSRN papers: http://ssrn.com/author=596860
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