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Writing and Politicians; Random Thoughts on Campaign 2008
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All I had to do was open their books at Borders. Hillary Clinton was all about the minute details of her life. Not even interesting to read.



Obama writes with subtlety and regard for his reader. It's reflective and interesting. He comes out and says he lived for five years in Indonesia.



I've been told that he has "Muslim beliefs." Well, his middle name is Hussein. He's of mixed racial heritage. These things don't faze me. Education level is the best predictor of whether a name or a race will prevent someone from voting for Obama.

Obama is 46 years old. Obama is 72. Do we want change or more of the same?

My favorite talking point is that Obama can just talk:

"Pawlenty dismissed Obama as ‘a gifted orator and speaker, but being able to read a teleprompter is not preparation to be president.’
That talking point acknowledges A) Obama speaks well; B) people listen to him; C) people listen to him in droves. "Why all this interest in Obama, then?" I think. The talking point actually acknowledges that he's awesome at something -- and after years and years of non-inspirational politicians, would that not be a positive change? The JFK reference just opens itself up.

Is McCain running a campaign that can draw people in? No. That is how Bush won in 2000 -- remember "Viva Bush."

I've got a lot of these thoughts about the campaign, but the force of all this feels like approaching The Wall:



It's too much; it's the most interesting time in political life for so long, but the pure saturation of all of it will surely sicken me over time.
 
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