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ContinentalOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 10:51 AM
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39. Obama is sooo NOT woo woo.
If you've had any experience with those people (and I have) you can clearly see he's not one of them. He's certainly no cult leader or guru. And if he were he would hardly have the broad appeal he has now.

Obama is practical, down to earth, and realistic. He has a great instinct for what Americans are feeling right now and how to tap into it. In that sense he's more like the kind of person who would make a great, timely artist, writer or musician. He uses a lot of upbeat inspirational language but beneath that he has a strong understanding of the practical realities of politics and what needs to get done. In that sense he's the direct opposite of Clinton who frequently used a negative and even pessimistic tone while being somewhat politically tonedeaf and displaying a surprisingly naive understanding of the mechanics of a political campaign.
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