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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:19 PM
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Obama shines brightly on national stage
Just googling for transcripts and found this article from the Tribune

Obama shines brightly on national stage
CBS' Schieffer: 'This guy is a rock star'

By David Mendell
Tribune staff reporter
Published July 25, 2004, 2:11 PM CDT

BOSTON -- U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama's ascending political star appeared to rise another 1,000 feet Sunday after the Illinois state senator stepped into the often blinding headlights of the Sunday morning talk circuit--and didn't get run over.

Besides the host of obligatory Illinois media interviews, Obama made the rounds of high-profile Sunday morning news shows that often can make or break a political candidate's career. If the early reviews were any indication, Obama's fast-moving career continues ahead at near blinding speed.

Obama, the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention here Tuesday night, appeared on NBC's Meet the Press with Tim Russert, CBS' Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer and Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer. Russert, in particular, put Obama to the test, asking a series of hardball questions designed to throw the intellectually nimble Obama off his game.

"This was sort of his 'welcome to the NBA' moment," said Obama's lead media consultant, David Axelrod, of the Meet the Press appearance. "I'm biased, but I thought he was unflappable."


more (free registration req'd.)---> http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/specials/elections/c...
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:30 PM
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1. I guess only negative threads attract interest
One self aggrandized kick. I think this article nails it, this was Obama's first shot on the national stage, a HUGE step in his career. He needed to come across as a reasonable and intelligent lawmaker, not a reactionary nut case. His responses were measured and reasonbly sounding to the majority of Americans, just not to some here on DU.
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molly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:47 PM
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4. I watched him on MTP I was impressed and he has
and achieved a lot. Let us remember that this man is running for public office, not pres of kindergarten. If anyone here thinks they can do better and WIN - go fer it!!!!

I tried to post this in another thread and it was locked. I am so f'n sick of "back seat" candidates. Most of them are young - immature and idealistic. There is nothing wrong with the "idealistic" part of it, but please......don't be so friggin critical of someone fighting the fight and obviously winning.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:53 PM
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2. EXCELLENT review from the Trib!
Thanks for posting it! :bounce:
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:29 PM
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3. Yes, from the rebug trib
These guys endorsed George Ryan for re-election, sheesh!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:16 PM
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5. Sheesh is right.
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 07:16 PM by in_cog_ni_to
We, our party and the state of Illinois, are so lucky to have this man on our side. Today has been a sad, sad day for we Dems on DU. :(
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:34 PM
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6. What a tag team we will have!!
Dick Durbin and Barak Obama!! What a dream team of Sens!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:46 PM
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8. No kidding!
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 07:48 PM by in_cog_ni_to
After YEARS of having to put up with:

James R. Thompson Republican 1977-1991 :puke:
Jim Edgar Republican 1991-1999 :puke:
George H. Ryan Republican 1999-2003 :puke:



I'm in HEAVEN! A Democratic Governor, Durbin and Obama. It just doesn't get much better! :hi: We ARE blessed!
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:54 PM
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11. Damn!!!
Thanks for posting, I hadn't realized we had 26 consecutive years of puke govs! Don't know why except that I was not very political until maybe 10 years ago.

We also have the state house and senate as well!!

WooHoo, we can be the blue state equivalent of Texas or Idaho!!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:18 PM
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14. It looks really depressing on paper doesn't it?
It was even WORSE living it! I thought we would NEVER get rid of Thompson. I hated that SOB. :grr:
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:35 PM
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7. Why's everyone all pissy about Obama?
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:46 PM
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9. Cat fight in GD today
Numerous threads started because he wasn't sufficiently reactionary against the bunnypants admin in his debut on the national sunday morning gab fests when they set a RW trap for him, IMHO.
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:51 PM
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10. So what happened?
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:56 PM
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12. Since I see no star, I'll try this
Not sure if it will work but here's my searc results:

Obama shines brightly on national stage
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Yes, another Obama thread!
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here's an example of what I wish Obama had said
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Is time for some DUers to grow the hell up RE: Obama on MTP
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Here are some OTHER things that Obama has said....
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Kerry waving to Bush/Cheney people
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With friends like us, who the f*ck needs Fox News?
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Here is Barack Obama's e-mail. Tell him he's a traitor
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I LOVE BARACK OBAMA... he stood Wolf on his head: Wolf was
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Why, oh why, doesn't Leslie "Wolf" Blitzer have his own show on Fox News?
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Don't forget...Barack Obama on Meet the Press today
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ok. So the Dem Convention Begins In 72 Hours - Where Is Osama?
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:36 PM
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15. LOL!
looks like you pretty much covered it :)
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:17 PM
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13. He was on MTP today
and here is what he said.


"What I think is that it was an ideologically driven war. I think that George Bush was sincere and is sincere about his desire to maintain a strong America, but I think there was a single-mindedness to this process that has led our country into a very difficult position. It's a consequence of that single-mindedness that we did not create the kind of international framework that would have allowed success once we decided to go in."


Transcript link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5488345 /

He said Bush was sincere....OMG! People started foaming at the mouth. They said he was another Zell Miller and is a piece of shit. They all wrote him to tell him so....too. :eyes:



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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:33 PM
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16. It sounds totally reasonable to me...
He's new to this stuff...

He's a great asset, I can't believe how rabid DUers can be sometimes.
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