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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-08-08 06:54 PM
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31. Your concerns are so much different than mine.
I worry about another leader being martyred before most of their productive contributions can be realized.

I can't overlook the fact that two of the folks you mention, Lincoln and JFK, the ones he is most often compared to, fall into that category. I only hope this new guy is more like the other guy you mention, and that he can continue to float like a butterfly. It's as if a lot more than just his survival is at stake. These are the very large changes that we seem to be preparing for, the tectonic shifts that can alter the arc of history. I think his success will have a lot more to do with the idea that the people will have chosen him, rather than the idea that he must have some special knowledge or abilities. (Of course, he wouldn't be chosen in this way if he didn't have some skills.)

What goes into making an epic fight, anyway? Is it really always about the skill and heart of the competitors, or does it have just as much to do with the situations that they find themselves facing, and how the whole confrontation is approached? I think he's accomplished enough, and he doesn't appear to be afraid to give it all he has, so it's difficult not to just sit back and wait and hope and root for the guy, just like everyone else.
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  -Teams of Rivals H2O Man  Apr-08-08 06:38 AM   #0 
  - H2OMAN.. What are you doing posting sensible, and rational stuff on the GDP?!!  DerekJ   Apr-08-08 07:08 AM   #1 
  - There seems to be  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 07:37 AM   #7 
  - If we want to regain the WH in November  rosesaylavee   Apr-08-08 07:09 AM   #2 
  - It needs to be said  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 07:38 AM   #8 
  - Recommended.  Cooley Hurd   Apr-08-08 07:14 AM   #3 
  - Right.  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 07:40 AM   #9 
     - I make regular pilgrimages to Springwood & Val-Kill @ Hyde Park, NY...  Cooley Hurd   Apr-08-08 03:28 PM   #26 
        - In the Lincoln book,  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 07:01 PM   #32 
  - the problem is...  struck_dumb   Apr-08-08 07:15 AM   #4 
  - His name is Barack, and if you're even contemplating voting for McCain...  Cooley Hurd   Apr-08-08 07:20 AM   #5 
  - I Credit You  Me.   Apr-08-08 09:55 AM   #18 
  - Please Alert  Binka   Apr-08-08 04:33 PM   #28 
     - Right.  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 07:03 PM   #33 
  - Transparent.  redqueen   Apr-08-08 11:21 AM   #25 
     - See Post 28 Thank You  Binka   Apr-08-08 04:33 PM   #29 
        - Oh yeah... got that part covered earlier.  redqueen   Apr-08-08 04:38 PM   #30 
           - Very good.  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 07:23 PM   #34 
  - Well said.  mmonk   Apr-08-08 07:33 AM   #6 
  - Exactly.  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 07:42 AM   #10 
     - Glad to see you have stopped selling that "Strange Fruit".  SIMPLYB1980   Apr-08-08 08:42 AM   #13 
  - K&R n/t  myrna minx   Apr-08-08 08:00 AM   #11 
  - Thanks n/t  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 11:07 AM   #19 
  - That would be great  Annces   Apr-08-08 08:23 AM   #12 
  - Right.  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 11:08 AM   #20 
  - interesting note - in an interview, Barack Obama was asked,  FLDem5   Apr-08-08 08:46 AM   #14 
  - Very good.  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 11:09 AM   #21 
  - Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor  Usrename   Apr-08-08 08:59 AM   #15 
  - Although I wanted Meldrick  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 11:10 AM   #22 
  - I'm convinced our team is destined to win  Awsi Dooger   Apr-08-08 04:12 PM   #27 
     - Your concerns are so much different than mine.  Usrename   Apr-08-08 06:54 PM   #31 
     - I remember one year  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 07:56 PM   #35 
  - I started reading "Team of Rivals" shortly after Obama's own Cooper Union speech  TheDoorbellRang   Apr-08-08 09:17 AM   #16 
  - What is interesting  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 11:13 AM   #23 
  - My Hope With Obama  Me.   Apr-08-08 09:52 AM   #17 
     - A person can't take  H2O Man   Apr-08-08 11:16 AM   #24 

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