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30. Obama is an excellent writer, too, as it turns out. Like JFK. Both write their own speeches. nt
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  -OK, let me try this again. Is Obama the JFK of this generation? Beausoir  Jan-06-08 07:28 PM   #0 
  - Not even close.  emilyg   Jan-06-08 07:30 PM   #1 
  - No  Perky   Jan-06-08 07:31 PM   #2 
  - I concur  origin1286   Jan-07-08 03:09 AM   #70 
  - I wasn't alive during the JFK generation, but i am unimpressed with Obama...  annie1   Jan-06-08 07:31 PM   #3 
  - Be cynical.....It's Ok. Obama warns us about the Cynics.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-06-08 07:57 PM   #40 
     - Obama warns us?? lol! that is frightening onethink speak if i ever heard it.  annie1   Jan-06-08 08:03 PM   #43 
     - Warns us of the cynical naysayers......  FrenchieCat   Jan-06-08 08:10 PM   #49 
     - Sorensen vouches for Obama? SORENSEN?  CarbonDate   Jan-07-08 02:24 AM   #68 
  - No Effin way  KennedyGuy   Jan-06-08 07:31 PM   #4 
  - He's something completely different  maximusveritas   Jan-06-08 07:33 PM   #5 
  - He is the Obama of this generation  WesDem   Jan-06-08 07:33 PM   #6 
  - I was a JFK volunteer and YES, Obama is the JFK of this generation.  hedda_foil   Jan-06-08 07:35 PM   #7 
  - Wow, hedda!  zidzi   Jan-06-08 07:39 PM   #15 
     - Hi zidzi! I've been around but not posting much.  hedda_foil   Jan-07-08 01:08 AM   #55 
  - Who knows if he'll generate that kind  cali   Jan-06-08 07:36 PM   #8 
  - NOT!!!!  ClericJohnPreston   Jan-06-08 07:37 PM   #9 
     - Go start a thread about  zidzi   Jan-06-08 07:40 PM   #19 
     - oooh, that was just brilliant commentary. Thank you so much for it. n/t  cali   Jan-06-08 07:45 PM   #27 
  - YES. Because the people I talked to that were inspired by JFK are also inspired by Obama.  Dawgs   Jan-06-08 07:37 PM   #10 
  - No.  peace13   Jan-06-08 07:37 PM   #11 
  - No, he's not Irish and doesn't have a rich family  Armstead   Jan-06-08 07:38 PM   #12 
  - if he can put george w bush on the moon in 10 years :-) nt  msongs   Jan-06-08 07:38 PM   #13 
  - *snap*  XemaSab   Jan-07-08 01:35 AM   #61 
  - Absolutely n/t  sandnsea   Jan-06-08 07:39 PM   #14 
  - Not only that, but the people who didn't get Jack or Bobby made the  hedgehog   Jan-06-08 07:39 PM   #16 
  - I never liked the Kennedys because of the way they got  Fed_Up_Grammy   Jan-06-08 07:42 PM   #22 
     - I wouldn't say the pa was evil...but he certainly was cutthroat. He made sure JFK won. nt  indie_ana_500   Jan-06-08 07:44 PM   # 
     - Old Joe Kennedy was a pimp, a bootlegger and a Nazi sympathizer, too  no name no slogan   Jan-06-08 07:54 PM   #36 
        - I've got no moral qualms with bootlegging  Hippo_Tron   Jan-07-08 01:41 AM   #62 
  - He might be, but that won't be determined until his first term, or at least his first thousand days  mtnsnake   Jan-06-08 07:40 PM   #17 
  - Obama is the Bill Clinton of this decade  jackson_dem   Jan-06-08 07:40 PM   #18 
  - I would agree more with that, at least in the sense of their rise to stardom  mtnsnake   Jan-06-08 07:41 PM   #20 
  - Take it from an old guy (63) - it's a good comparison  featherman   Jan-06-08 07:41 PM   #21 
  - I appreciate your reply.  Beausoir   Jan-06-08 08:13 PM   #51 
  - Too early to tell. Plus, let's not forget: JFK wasn't very popular while he  indie_ana_500   Jan-06-08 07:43 PM   #23 
  - No, I don't think so.  Luminous Animal   Jan-06-08 07:44 PM   #24 
  - In terms of experience, no  minnesota_liberal   Jan-06-08 07:44 PM   #25 
  - JFK was new, young senator when he was elected Prez. Less experience than Obama,  indie_ana_500   Jan-06-08 07:47 PM   #29 
     - Obama is an excellent writer, too, as it turns out. Like JFK. Both write their own speeches. nt  indie_ana_500   Jan-06-08 07:47 PM   #30 
     - Both are/were young, but Kennedy had 14 years in D.C. vs Obama's 3 years  minnesota_liberal   Jan-07-08 06:52 AM   #74 
  - I can't say, but I do know  tishaLA   Jan-06-08 07:44 PM   #26 
  - No. But JFK was the Obama of HIS generation  no name no slogan   Jan-06-08 07:45 PM   #28 
  - Not bad, maybe in a pre-presidential way, although JFK was a war hero & huge sports & outdoorsman  mtnsnake   Jan-06-08 07:56 PM   #39 
  - OK. That is an interesting take on it. Thank you.  Beausoir   Jan-06-08 08:08 PM   #46 
  - Obama is doing very well but times are different, circumstances  OHdem10   Jan-06-08 07:49 PM   #31 
  - JFK had led men in war and survived combat, he served in the  styersc   Jan-06-08 07:49 PM   #32 
  - Agree. JFK was a war hero, 3 term Congressman and re-elected a 2nd term in the Senate.  NCarolinawoman   Jan-06-08 08:09 PM   #47 
  - yes. Kennedy was in a well-connected family, part of the establishment, Obama would  Sulawesi   Jan-06-08 07:49 PM   #33 
  - No, JFK was Establishment  LucyParsons   Jan-06-08 07:52 PM   #34 
  - clown  H2O Man   Jan-06-08 07:53 PM   #35 
  - Obama is much, much more.  Chasing Dreams   Jan-06-08 07:54 PM   #37 
  - He's the Obama of his generation n/t  NoBorders   Jan-06-08 07:55 PM   #38 
  - "It is definitely something more than politics."  depakid   Jan-06-08 07:59 PM   #41 
  - no and he never will be  bpeale   Jan-06-08 07:59 PM   #42 
  - I have yet to see what his fans love about him, except for "change"  Bluebear   Jan-06-08 08:06 PM   #44 
  - No - but I can see why some are pushing this...  TankLV   Jan-06-08 08:07 PM   #45 
  - RFK  BrentTaylor   Jan-06-08 08:09 PM   #48 
  - No. n/t  Blue_In_AK   Jan-06-08 08:11 PM   #50 
  - JFK's reputation was overblown  LVZ   Jan-06-08 08:19 PM   #52 
  - wow - spoken like a true obamabot...  TankLV   Jan-06-08 08:25 PM   #53 
  - It was also factually correct.  Zynx   Jan-07-08 02:11 AM   #66 
  - How about the Cuban Missile Crisis?  candymarl   Jan-07-08 05:11 AM   #71 
  - yes  horseface   Jan-06-08 08:26 PM   #54 
  - uhhhh.......NO!  lisainmilo   Jan-07-08 01:10 AM   #56 
  - Kennedy did not transform politics.  Zynx   Jan-07-08 01:12 AM   #57 
  - He also had less than 3 years  Hippo_Tron   Jan-07-08 01:44 AM   #63 
     - Looking at objective standards, I see no evidence he was going to.  Zynx   Jan-07-08 02:10 AM   #64 
        - FDR got a lot done in his first few years, but it took him a while to transform politics long term  Hippo_Tron   Jan-07-08 02:28 AM   #69 
  - One example of something to compare to a Kennedy  balantz   Jan-07-08 01:19 AM   #58 
  - JFK was a hero of WWII. He walked the walk.(eom)  oasis   Jan-07-08 01:33 AM   #59 
  - According to my mom, he's the RFK  XemaSab   Jan-07-08 01:33 AM   #60 
  - yes. well, the RFK.  loveangelc   Jan-07-08 02:11 AM   #65 
  - I don't believe JFK deserves half the credit he's given. That said, no. No, he isn't.  Occam Bandage   Jan-07-08 02:14 AM   #67 
  - No. But I think Edwards embodies RFK with his passionate support  mnhtnbb   Jan-07-08 05:14 AM   #72 
  - The right doesn't hate Obama enough. They hate Hillary the way they hated JFK.  Perry Logan   Jan-07-08 05:27 AM   #73 
  - Only to those unaware of history.  MethuenProgressive   Jan-07-08 07:05 AM   #75 

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