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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 09:56 AM
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49. Yep. It was Kerry's idea to have him speak
at the convention in a "starring role" so if there is someone to thank JK is at the top of the list.
As far as experience goes, Obama needs a little bit more for most people to vote for him for Pres.
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  -Why is Obama top tier? penguin7  Aug-12-07 08:21 PM   #0 
  - John Kerry opened a huge door for him at the 2004 convention, Obama was so impressive that...  Hippo_Tron   Aug-12-07 08:24 PM   #1 
  - So true...  polichick   Aug-12-07 08:31 PM   #6 
  - I always thought that would have been Julian Bond, but the toot got him.  MADem   Aug-12-07 08:32 PM   #7 
  - That same day I was saying I wanted him over Kerry  ProgressiveAmPatriot   Aug-13-07 09:49 AM   #48 
  - Yep. It was Kerry's idea to have him speak  NewYorkerfromMass   Aug-13-07 09:56 AM   #49 
  - JFk was in the Congress 12 years before he ran nt  TomClash   Aug-12-07 08:26 PM   #2 
  - Well, he gives a good speech... and the press really pushes him....  Justyce   Aug-12-07 08:27 PM   #3 
  - Many of us are inpsired by him. The 'press is pushing him' is a desperate argument by the haters.  Dawgs   Aug-12-07 08:31 PM   #5 
     - It's one of the memes of other campaigns  Katzenkavalier   Aug-12-07 08:32 PM   #8 
     - The haters?  DinoBoy   Aug-12-07 08:34 PM   #10 
        - Nah; just people who talk shit about him are.  Katzenkavalier   Aug-12-07 08:54 PM   #18 
        - I'm not terribly impressed with other candidates. I don't say "it's the press's pushing them."  Dawgs   Aug-12-07 09:13 PM   #23 
  - Star Power and Talent.  Katzenkavalier   Aug-12-07 08:31 PM   #4 
  - he is kind of like the candidate of hope and change  loveangelc   Aug-12-07 08:35 PM   #11 
  - He gave one good speech at the 2004 convention and all of a sudden he's presidential material  journalist3072   Aug-12-07 08:33 PM   #9 
  - Care to name any?  Dawgs   Aug-12-07 09:20 PM   #24 
  - nope  LordJFT   Aug-12-07 09:50 PM   #26 
  - The 2004 speech is a bullet point with a list of perhaps 100 reasons why he's great  zulchzulu   Aug-12-07 11:05 PM   #31 
  - The talking heads say so  liberal N proud   Aug-12-07 08:44 PM   #12 
  - obama is an empty suit  democratsin08   Aug-12-07 08:47 PM   #13 
  - Bah...  Katzenkavalier   Aug-12-07 08:51 PM   #16 
  - Pretty harsh.....  Grandrose   Aug-12-07 08:58 PM   #19 
  - Someone should tell that poster that  geek tragedy   Aug-13-07 03:24 PM   #58 
  - Harold Ford?  ariesgem   Aug-12-07 09:07 PM   #22 
  - I've seen both Obama and Ford in person, Ford has a long way to go before being presidential  Hippo_Tron   Aug-12-07 11:16 PM   #32 
  - How insipid  zulchzulu   Aug-12-07 11:24 PM   #34 
  - well well, another DLC shill  Capn Sunshine   Aug-13-07 10:59 AM   #52 
  - He has a brain. People who belittle his intelligence, probably not.  geek tragedy   Aug-13-07 03:23 PM   #57 
  - 55 million reasons.....  jaysunb   Aug-12-07 08:50 PM   #14 
  - Umm, maybe because he's number 2 in the polls at this point?  smalll   Aug-12-07 08:51 PM   #15 
  - Because millions of Americans want change and feel he is the man to bring it  Katzenkavalier   Aug-12-07 08:53 PM   #17 
  - He has something you are born with  eweaver155   Aug-12-07 09:02 PM   #20 
  - 8 years in the state senate is not experience? Actually, the reason why  illinoisprogressive   Aug-12-07 09:02 PM   #21 
  - Go to his website and do a little research....  ariesgem   Aug-12-07 09:22 PM   #25 
  - ==== WHAT A NASTY POS THREAD ====  larissa   Aug-12-07 09:51 PM   #27 
  - Thank you, my thoughts exactly....  Catchawave   Aug-13-07 09:04 AM   #42 
  - Charisma, Being Telegenic  iamjoy   Aug-12-07 09:53 PM   #28 
  - Cause people like him?  jefferson_dem   Aug-12-07 10:02 PM   #29 
  - Well, if you actually did some homework on Obama, you'd see you're uninformed  zulchzulu   Aug-12-07 11:01 PM   #30 
  - What experience do you want him to have, that he's lacking?  wienerdoggie   Aug-12-07 11:18 PM   #33 
  - OK, but how did he vault right into the top tier right at the starting line?  penguin7   Aug-12-07 11:31 PM   #35 
     - He's a star. That may sound simple and shallow, and it may seem like he  wienerdoggie   Aug-12-07 11:40 PM   #36 
        - Wasn't Ronald Reagan a star?  penguin7   Aug-13-07 09:29 AM   #45 
           - Yep. So was JFK, in my opinion. Those are the type of people who become President.  wienerdoggie   Aug-13-07 10:47 AM   #50 
  - People like him so they gave him money. Money begets money.  orangepeel68   Aug-12-07 11:58 PM   #37 
  - The "unlikely event that Kucinich does not get the nomination"  fujiyama   Aug-13-07 12:18 AM   #38 
  - Don't you know, he make GWB feel just like a fools, when he speaks  surfermaw   Aug-13-07 08:55 AM   #39 
  - I don't get it either  Skittles   Aug-13-07 09:01 AM   #40 
  - Charisma  Freddie Stubbs   Aug-13-07 09:04 AM   #41 
  - Well, he was one of only a few that was against the Iraq war from the start.  Dawgs   Aug-13-07 09:05 AM   #43 
  - Aw...too bad...guess it just happened when you weren't PAYING ATTENTION!!! nt  elizm   Aug-13-07 09:05 AM   #44 
  - Obama has $60 million reasons why he's top tier  BluegrassDem   Aug-13-07 09:31 AM   #46 
  - Obama has Just as much experience as Hillary or Edwards. Hillary does  eweaver155   Aug-13-07 09:46 AM   #47 
  - Because he's polling in 2nd place. nt  last_texas_dem   Aug-13-07 10:55 AM   #51 
  - He polls well, and he has more money than anyone ever has at this point.  AnotherGreenWorld   Aug-13-07 11:08 AM   #53 
  - Novelty + photogenic  hawkowl88   Aug-13-07 12:15 PM   #54 
  - All the "top tier" also happen to be the least experienced.  rucky   Aug-13-07 12:16 PM   #55 
  - He's the new Dean. He's the change candidate. The anti-establishment candidate  Odin2005   Aug-13-07 03:17 PM   #56 
  - Obama is from one of the 10 largest states  ISUGRADIA   Aug-13-07 03:38 PM   #59 
  - Leadership is about, among other things,  barack4prez   Aug-13-07 03:52 PM   #60 
  - Sadly it's because he is a black man that doesn't "scare" the white masses.  bamacrat   Aug-13-07 03:59 PM   #61 
  - he won a Senate seat  DaveinMD   Aug-13-07 04:01 PM   #62 
  - Read the extended article within The WP Magazine, and you will KNOW  ShortnFiery   Aug-13-07 04:05 PM   #63 

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