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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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