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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 02:34 PM
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78. Fad, coupled with true value
Remember all the posts lauding Mary Landrieu after her '02 win? Have you noticed all the Claire McCaskill lovefests of late?

Part of the genius of the constitutional framers was to have one house of the legislature voted on every other year (so the voice of change was represented) and the other house appointed by the states for six years on a staggered basis. The frenzy of the moment often gets out of control, and the balance is provided by a bit of solidity.

This guy's really got something. He's got heart, he's articulate, he could be a very important new face to show the world (since he's not just a white-boy) and he's got the sense of diplomacy. Lest we forget, he's got political experience, too.

What's missing here is that his voting record is a bit spotty. I HATE the Clintonian drift to the right that's expressed as a necessity to hold the middle. He's been a part of this, but there simply isn't enough information out there to say. This works both ways: is he a crusader or an appeaser? Methinks he's the true article, but how the hell do I know? What does give me some hope here is that I feel that if given the mandate, he'd follow his heart regardless of what others think.

Still, the answer to your question is basically that people are fickle and capricious, and he's the current fad. He may be the best thing ever, but the focus given him amid his election during the ugly idiocy of the '04 campaign gave him great attention.

Think show business: he's statistically special and he has charisma.

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