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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:42 AM
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4. Jesse gave Obama a tremendous gift!
Jesse Jackson gave Obama that segment of reluctant voters who were his toughest sell, those, largely male, white blue-collar voters who were going to vote for Hillary, but now might stay home or even vote for McCain. Former Chicago Mayor, Harold Washington recognized that having Jesse Jackson on stage was poison to his idea of being the "Mayor for all communities" in Chicago. His own son, an astute Congressman, knows "Dad" is ballot-box poison where blue-collar whites are concerned. Had Obama done the repudiating, it would not have been nearly as effective as Jackson being caught with a live microphone, appearing authentic.
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