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drmom Donating Member (450 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-31-08 05:50 PM
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47. Thanks for all the thoughtful responses
I haven't spent much time on DU during this election cycle thus far, as I know that people have very strong feelings, and it's really hard to find objective views. I've been getting most of my political news from Olbermann and Air America. But, I do appreciate hearing people's thoughts on this. I know that Obama is a very smart man, but I'm glad to hear that he has shown the ability to speak without using prompts. I know it's a small thing, but it was a just a red flag for me.

All of my friend who support him mention first and foremost that he is a great orator. To me, a great orator is someone who can step into any situation and find the words to bring people together. Someone who can do the same with other people's words is more accurately a great actor. As some of you said, even if the great orator label is accurate, how important is that in a president? (I'm certainly not saying that it's not important in a leader, but still figuring out how much weight it has.)

I was also interested in those who thought that the assumption that Obama will get the nomination was far fetched. Maybe that's just the opinion I get from the MSM. He really seems to be the 'Golden One' this week, and I'm sure that kind of momentum cannot hurt.

Again, thanks for your views. I will be watching the debate tonight with great interest!
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  -Heres my problem with Obamaplease tell me Im wrong drmom  Jan-31-08 03:33 PM   #0 
  - I will support the candidate but I have another problem.  styersc   Jan-31-08 03:36 PM   #1 
  - It was for georgie. See how well that worked out?  Blue State Native   Jan-31-08 03:38 PM   #8 
  - That is total BS. I have heard him 8 times in SC and he never read a single word from anywhere.  elizm   Jan-31-08 03:36 PM   #2 
  - Yep. This is obviously BS  maximusveritas   Jan-31-08 03:44 PM   #21 
  - Yeah, you two have been to the same talks as the OP's...  joeybee12   Jan-31-08 04:28 PM   #41 
     - Why would he use these notecards in some talks and not others?  maximusveritas   Jan-31-08 04:50 PM   #44 
  - I've seen him speak numerous times over the last 8 years  Radical Activist   Jan-31-08 04:22 PM   #35 
  - That 20-something screenwriter he has writing his speeches deserves every penny he's paid!  MetricSystem   Jan-31-08 03:36 PM   #3 
  - Well, I would say that just because he uses note cards  cali   Jan-31-08 03:36 PM   #4 
  - But cali, politics isn't about's about style.  Kristi1696   Jan-31-08 03:39 PM   #12 
  - His style is amazing. n/t  Big Blue Marble   Jan-31-08 03:58 PM   #28 
  - I agree...  drmom   Jan-31-08 05:28 PM   #46 
  - What do you think the next four years will bring?  Jed Dilligan   Jan-31-08 03:37 PM   #5 
  - Except the oratory's only good when the screenwriter's involved  MetricSystem   Jan-31-08 03:38 PM   #9 
  - Obama's not going to win the nomination. After Super Tuesday, he'll be finished. Go with your gut.  in_cog_ni_to   Jan-31-08 03:37 PM   #6 
  - you're no oracle either  cali   Jan-31-08 03:42 PM   # 
  - My gut says "No" to Hillary...  JackintheGreen   Jan-31-08 03:48 PM   #23 
  - I guess it's over because YOU said so  Obama_for_our_future   Jan-31-08 04:24 PM   #38 
  - Did you watch the last debate?  dannofoot   Jan-31-08 03:38 PM   #7 
  - I see Obama as a serious, professorial type  LSparkle   Jan-31-08 03:39 PM   #10 
  - You're wrong  sandnsea   Jan-31-08 03:39 PM   #11 
  - He's not the greatest debater - luckily McCain isn't too great either.  kerry-is-my-prez   Jan-31-08 03:40 PM   #13 
  - His campaign is superb  Onlooker   Jan-31-08 03:40 PM   #14 
  - I believe you are wrong, he is very elequent  Levgreee   Jan-31-08 03:40 PM   #15 
  - Last summer he was likely still refining his position papers before he posted them.  blm   Jan-31-08 03:41 PM   #16 
  - Go with your gut...  BlackVelvet04   Jan-31-08 03:41 PM   #17 
  - Get a comfortable chair and watch toniight's debate  Tom Rinaldo   Jan-31-08 03:42 PM   #18 
  - Hillary is a much more knowledgable candidate.  REDFISHBLUEFISH   Jan-31-08 03:43 PM   #19 
  - Hillary knows the issues--she knows the details. I trust her.  rodeodance   Jan-31-08 04:22 PM   #34 
  - Personally, I think Hillary can run circles around Obama (as far  glowing   Jan-31-08 03:43 PM   #20 
  - Can you show me how Obama is a "DLC candidate"?  janeaustin   Jan-31-08 04:38 PM   #43 
  - You're not wrong.  BigDDem   Jan-31-08 03:46 PM   #22 
  - Link to video please. nt  elizm   Jan-31-08 03:56 PM   #27 
  - If having notecards disturbs you, oh well...I would just assume that  wienerdoggie   Jan-31-08 03:50 PM   #24 
  - You're wrong  frazzled   Jan-31-08 03:51 PM   #25 
  - He was the President of the Harvard Law Review  Big Blue Marble   Jan-31-08 03:55 PM   #26 
  - Absolutely amazing  Pigwidgeon   Jan-31-08 04:02 PM   #29 
  - Sorry  Tweed   Jan-31-08 04:24 PM   #36 
     - I don't hold the notecard thing against him  Pigwidgeon   Jan-31-08 10:54 PM   #49 
  - Shenanigans!  Tweed   Jan-31-08 04:14 PM   #30 
  - maybe if we donate enough  leftofthedial   Jan-31-08 04:16 PM   #31 
  - you're guessing he will win the nomination?? Have you seen the polls? Or the voting results?  _Wayne_   Jan-31-08 04:17 PM   #32 
  - I do not trust him.  rodeodance   Jan-31-08 04:20 PM   #33 
  - And for full disclosure, you stump for Hillary....  magatte   Jan-31-08 04:24 PM   #37 
  - The cards usually contain info germane to that audience.  TexasObserver   Jan-31-08 04:25 PM   #39 
  - Apparently people like his speeches (I dont) but they are all  joeybee12   Jan-31-08 04:26 PM   #40 
  - "Brilliant actor"? He's taken some public-speaking lessons as I'm  candice   Jan-31-08 04:36 PM   #42 
  - He is nothing but scripted.....  BooScout   Jan-31-08 04:54 PM   #45 
  - Thanks for all the thoughtful responses  drmom   Jan-31-08 05:50 PM   #47 
     - Watching the debate...not seeing any NOTECARDS. And you?? nt  elizm   Jan-31-08 07:20 PM   #48 

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