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Leftist78 Donating Member (609 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 03:32 PM
Response to Reply #46
48. Sure it matters
but it's somewhere near the bottom of the list of things that matter. I want a president who's going to get what needs to be done done. I could give a damn if he or she takes a pretty picture or looks like a leader. This is one of the products of the television age that we could honestly do without. How about we judge someone on his or her ideas for a change?
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  -Why do you think Obama is so popular? kentuck  Nov-30-06 09:01 AM   #0 
  - his charisma  DaveinMD   Nov-30-06 09:05 AM   #1 
  - He looks presidential, in my personal opinion.  Selatius   Nov-30-06 09:06 AM   #2 
  - In my opinion, he's had a very disappointing Senate tenure.  Vash the Stampede   Nov-30-06 09:07 AM   #3 
  - No, he's merely a freshman senator of the out-of-power party.  NCevilDUer   Nov-30-06 09:32 AM   #22 
     - I'd mostly agree with that assessment  Vash the Stampede   Nov-30-06 10:08 AM   #34 
  - Because he is new. He is likeable. And  Robbien   Nov-30-06 09:07 AM   #4 
  - He is charismatic  Horse with no Name   Nov-30-06 09:09 AM   #5 
  - What RW talking points?  Odin2005   Nov-30-06 03:15 PM   #44 
  - His looks  Barnaby   Nov-30-06 09:09 AM   #6 
  - excellent, charismatic speaker  AtomicKitten   Nov-30-06 09:11 AM   #7 
  - Charismatic speaker? I just don't see it. I didn't see his convention  OregonBlue   Nov-30-06 03:55 PM   #51 
     - Watch Obama's keynote address here  MrCoffee   Nov-30-06 06:00 PM   #57 
     - thanks for the link  AtomicKitten   Nov-30-06 08:28 PM   #65 
     - Thanks. Like I said, the other speeches I've seen on TV have seemed  OregonBlue   Dec-01-06 09:54 AM   #73 
     - Yes, it IS just you. :-)  beaconess   Nov-30-06 07:03 PM   #60 
        - No, it's not just him/her either  Clark2008   Dec-01-06 03:45 PM   #83 
           - I saw him long before the media picked him up and I saw it  beaconess   Dec-01-06 05:41 PM   #90 
  - He looks good on paper and he can TALK  Warpy   Nov-30-06 09:12 AM   #8 
  - I don't know, but I do know that many Republicans like him.  Dawgs   Nov-30-06 09:14 AM   #9 
  - Soundbite society  acmejack   Nov-30-06 09:18 AM   #10 
  - He's thus far "untainted"......  texanshatingbush   Nov-30-06 09:20 AM   #11 
  - B/c you can't pigeonhole him and restrict him to a group.  no_hypocrisy   Nov-30-06 09:24 AM   #12 
  - i'm not buying it....none of it...give me someone who puts their career on the line to fight  xiamiam   Nov-30-06 09:24 AM   #13 
  - But Feingold and Boxer aren't running . . . n/t  beaconess   Nov-30-06 09:26 AM   #15 
  - Obama's popularity is based 100% on the speech at the convention.  Skinner   Nov-30-06 09:24 AM   #14 
  - It was amazing, and more importantly--inspiring  Norquist Nemesis   Nov-30-06 09:29 AM   #18 
  - Why?  kentuck   Nov-30-06 09:47 AM   #30 
  - Agreed  KKKarl is an idiot   Nov-30-06 09:46 AM   #29 
  - I agree,  GenDem   Nov-30-06 05:55 PM   #56 
  - Obama's trip to Africa to visit his ancestral village was a moving  IndianaGreen   Nov-30-06 09:32 PM   #69 
     - Thank you! Someone gets it about Obama!  aaronbees   Dec-01-06 01:25 AM   #70 
  - He doesn't come across as a career politician  ripple   Nov-30-06 09:26 AM   #16 
  - But can Americans trust a politician with a middle name of Hussein?  kentuck   Nov-30-06 09:31 AM   #21 
  - It's funny you say that  ripple   Nov-30-06 09:39 AM   #24 
  - Beautifully said!  beaconess   Nov-30-06 06:55 PM   #58 
  - No one really knows him and he is brand new to many  zulchzulu   Nov-30-06 09:27 AM   #17 
  - well, thats a problem..and other than be an inspiring orator...i just havent  xiamiam   Nov-30-06 09:39 AM   #23 
  - The campaign hasn't started yet  beaconess   Nov-30-06 06:57 PM   #59 
  - projection  riverwalker   Nov-30-06 09:29 AM   #19 
  - i think you are right and i also think you are going to be disappointed if you expect much..nt  xiamiam   Nov-30-06 09:40 AM   #25 
  - If you ever have the opportunity to see him in person, DO IT  brazenlyliberal   Nov-30-06 09:30 AM   #20 
  - Excellent assessment  ripple   Nov-30-06 09:44 AM   #27 
  - Because The Corporate Media Tells Us He Is!  The River   Nov-30-06 09:43 AM   #26 
  - Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then- n/t  ripple   Nov-30-06 09:45 AM   #28 
     - Political Resoning Via Cliche?  The River   Nov-30-06 10:01 AM   #32 
        - You mean like this:  izzybeans   Nov-30-06 10:07 AM   #33 
           - Blaming "corporations" always wins. It's like drawing 21.  Kelly Rupert   Nov-30-06 07:23 PM   #63 
  - Charismatic, well spoken, gives a sense of hope and empowerment...  nickshepDEM   Nov-30-06 09:54 AM   #31 
  - Well TeeVee tells me he's a rock star  JNelson6563   Nov-30-06 10:29 AM   #35 
  - Unfortunately, that's the part I worry about.....  FrenchieCat   Nov-30-06 03:03 PM   #41 
     - You bring up some good points  fujiyama   Dec-01-06 01:26 AM   #71 
  - He's photogenic, and when he speaks, his mastery  Sinistrous   Nov-30-06 10:38 AM   #36 
  - he is articulate and charismatic and he's gotten excellent PR,  leftofthedial   Nov-30-06 11:10 AM   #37 
  - Fresh face with a bank slate. n/t  wisteria   Nov-30-06 11:20 AM   #38 
  - MSM is desirous of a well-spoken Black to do well Nationally  Sam Odom   Nov-30-06 01:21 PM   #39 
  - His adultness. Seems to be an old soul..wise beyond his years. He had real jobs  applegrove   Nov-30-06 03:00 PM   #40 
  - charisma, presidential looking, great speaker  Leftist78   Nov-30-06 03:04 PM   #42 
  - While it's not everything, we certainly shouldn't downplay these talents  beaconess   Nov-30-06 03:19 PM   #46 
     - Sure it matters  Leftist78   Nov-30-06 03:32 PM   #48 
        - These qualities come into play more than just on television  beaconess   Nov-30-06 03:51 PM   #50 
           - that's fine  Leftist78   Nov-30-06 09:20 PM   #68 
  - Because he gave a good speech and people don't know where he stands on the issues.  lillilbigone   Nov-30-06 03:13 PM   #43 
  - Honestly Black  erpowers   Nov-30-06 03:17 PM   #45 
  - Oh, please -  beaconess   Nov-30-06 03:48 PM   #49 
  - His youth (compared to most semators), charisma,and he isn't a "Washington insider"  Odin2005   Nov-30-06 03:20 PM   #47 
  - Isn't he officially a "baby boomer?"  beaconess   Nov-30-06 03:56 PM   #52 
     - The definition of GenXers I've read is people born from 1961 to 1981  Odin2005   Nov-30-06 04:14 PM   #53 
        - Yep. I've heard him described as  ripple   Nov-30-06 04:22 PM   #54 
  - HERE'S what Obama's Done in the Senate  liberalpragmatist   Nov-30-06 05:49 PM   #55 
  - The main reason is how inspiring and uplifting he is  Bombtrack   Nov-30-06 07:21 PM   #61 
  - He's gorgeous and talks well. n/t  Kelly Rupert   Nov-30-06 07:22 PM   #62 
  - He hasn't been around long enough to do anything to piss anyone off (yet) nt  ToeBot   Nov-30-06 08:06 PM   #64 
  - Obama gives lots of us hope. He wants to bring the country back together  mtnsnake   Nov-30-06 08:36 PM   #66 
  - He has "IT"!  Heewack   Nov-30-06 08:42 PM   #67 
  - I could list the usual  fujiyama   Dec-01-06 02:09 AM   #72 
  - The Ridiculousness & Danger That Is Obama '08  lillilbigone   Dec-01-06 01:47 PM   #74 
  - And if he had been all pomp and flash  ripple   Dec-01-06 02:24 PM   #75 
     - those are safe issues he's worked on  NewYorkerfromMass   Dec-01-06 02:33 PM   #77 
     - If he had tried to push a bunch of measures  ripple   Dec-01-06 03:21 PM   #80 
     - We're talking about reality, not what-ifs  lillilbigone   Dec-01-06 03:40 PM   #81 
        - I couldn't agree more  ripple   Dec-01-06 03:51 PM   #85 
           - Speaking again of reality NO ONE EVER SAID  lillilbigone   Dec-01-06 04:51 PM   #87 
              - Perhaps if you would state  ripple   Dec-01-06 05:39 PM   #89 
                 - Again, don't put words in my mouth, please.  lillilbigone   Dec-01-06 05:56 PM   #91 
                    - Fair enough  ripple   Dec-02-06 12:40 PM   #95 
  - I spent several days with him, doing a story  warrens   Dec-01-06 02:31 PM   #76 
  - Fad, coupled with true value  PurityOfEssence   Dec-01-06 02:34 PM   #78 
  - I think what he said on Oprah sums it up for me:  AZBlue   Dec-01-06 02:46 PM   #79 
  - The media. eom  Clark2008   Dec-01-06 03:43 PM   #82 
  - To lillilbigone:  Bullet1987   Dec-01-06 03:50 PM   #84 
     - Try reading David Sirota's piece and addressing its content  lillilbigone   Dec-01-06 05:22 PM   #88 
  - because msm says so...  BrokenBeyondRepair   Dec-01-06 03:51 PM   #86 
  - When he speaks...you get the feeling he is above reproach. You get the  onecent   Dec-01-06 06:14 PM   #92 
  - He's smart, telegenic, eloquent, charismatic, forthright,  TOJ   Dec-01-06 06:41 PM   #93 
  - Media salesmanship. Americans are suckers for a good sales pitch.  leesa   Dec-01-06 10:07 PM   #94 
     - It seems...  Bullet1987   Dec-02-06 01:04 PM   #96 
 

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