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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-19-08 09:10 AM
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29. Thanks, but...
"There's always a big 'but'." --Pee-Wee Herman

I appreciate the story. I never really doubted that Barak is a decent guy.

Thing is, I don't doubt that Hillary or John or Dennis are decent people too. And frankly (please don't write me up for saying this, 'k folks?), I suspect that a several guys running over on the GOP side might not be averse to take a few minutes out of their busy schedules to do something fairly selfless, now and again.

These are people, not monsters. Some of them do a lot of douchebaggy things, some more disgusting than others. I'm glad you posted this to remind us that at the end of the day, while policy decisions can have either wonderful or horrible effects, the people making them are just people.
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  -Obama: I know alot of people won't want to acknowledge this.... zanne  Jan-19-08 07:34 AM   #0 
  - Thanks that's a wonderful story.  dailykoff   Jan-19-08 07:37 AM   #1 
  - Thank you for responding.  zanne   Jan-19-08 07:41 AM   #2 
  - I recommended the thread and I am no obama lover  jackson_dem   Jan-19-08 07:44 AM   #3 
  - I think that all these candidates care in a one on one situation..  glowing   Jan-19-08 07:45 AM   #4 
  - Edwards talk is just talk. He'll deal with them if he becomes president  cali   Jan-19-08 08:32 AM   #20 
     - Edwards has Taken in These Corporations And WON TIME AND AGAIN  stravu9   Jan-19-08 10:20 AM   #31 
  - Thanks for sharing your story  rox63   Jan-19-08 07:47 AM   #5 
  - I am on the verge of switching to Obama and its largely because of the  ursi   Jan-19-08 07:50 AM   #6 
  - really bad reason to base your vote on  Djinn   Jan-19-08 07:59 AM   #11 
  - You said it better than I would have. I would have probably been 'immature".  Blue State Native   Jan-19-08 09:07 AM   #27 
  - The Hillary supporters are like "Mean Girls" in High School.  Nedsdag   Jan-19-08 03:10 PM   #38 
  - I too want to thank you for sharing this.  conservdem   Jan-19-08 07:51 AM   #7 
  - I don't think anyone honestly thinks either Hillary or Obama don't care about people. n.t  IanDB1   Jan-19-08 07:57 AM   #8 
  - How is he going to bring real change to you, or to me, when he owes  AndyA   Jan-19-08 07:57 AM   #9 
  - Why do you assume Obama owes anybody more than John Edwards?  dkf   Jan-19-08 08:07 AM   #13 
     - It's not just that.  AndyA   Jan-19-08 08:18 AM   #15 
        - Well then, I guess I shouldn't give Edwards money  dkf   Jan-19-08 08:37 AM   #22 
           - Individual donations are fine, it's the big money from powerful corporations  AndyA   Jan-19-08 09:01 AM   #26 
              - Corporations can't give $.  dkf   Jan-19-08 09:10 AM   #28 
                 - Corporations have ways of getting money where they want it to go.  AndyA   Jan-19-08 09:32 AM   #30 
  - there is no doubt he is a good person and has charisma,.. but that is also what others say about W,  sam sarrha   Jan-19-08 07:59 AM   #10 
  - I wasn't talking about "charisma"....  zanne   Jan-19-08 08:03 AM   #12 
  - that is what i said.. i am sure he is a genuinely good person, but i dont think he has the guts to  sam sarrha   Jan-19-08 08:23 AM   #16 
     - It's not "all I got".  zanne   Jan-19-08 08:30 AM   #19 
        - free speach is such a bitch..  sam sarrha   Jan-19-08 08:36 AM   #21 
           - ...  zanne   Jan-19-08 08:39 AM   #23 
  - The PRESS meowed that W was "likeable" -- he was always a smirking, spoiled, entitled preppie  cloudythescribbler   Jan-19-08 08:26 AM   #17 
     - You're ignoring the important part of my post...  zanne   Jan-19-08 08:28 AM   #18 
     - I don't disagree -- and Obama was a community organizer, not some playboy w/family connexions ...  cloudythescribbler   Jan-19-08 10:55 AM   #35 
     - Yeah stories of W talking to and helping individuals are legion.  dkf   Jan-19-08 08:52 AM   #25 
  - Thank you Zanne.  dkf   Jan-19-08 08:14 AM   #14 
  - Kick!  BlueDogDemocratNH   Jan-19-08 08:51 AM   #24 
  - Thanks, but...  bunkerbuster1   Jan-19-08 09:10 AM   #29 
  - Obama's one of a kind  gregjones   Jan-19-08 10:24 AM   #32 
  - I Do Things Like That EVERYDAY!  stravu9   Jan-19-08 10:25 AM   #33 
  - Thank you for posting this... k/r  usregimechange   Jan-19-08 10:28 AM   #34 
  - Then he has something in common ...  Martin Eden   Jan-19-08 03:06 PM   #36 
  - thats nice of him. Obama really does sound like a great guy.  AGirl   Jan-19-08 03:09 PM   #37 
  - What a lovely story!  EffieBlack   Jan-19-08 03:11 PM   #39 
  - your experience doesn't  Bluerthanblue   Jan-19-08 03:13 PM   #40 
  - Thank you zanne.  sparosnare   Jan-19-08 03:15 PM   #41 
 

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