What does everyone think about Barack Obama?

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What does everyone think about Barack Obama?

Postby LessThanZero » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:05 am

He seems like the answer to me. Give me your knowledge friends!
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Postby noiseradio » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:35 am

I'm incredibly impressed with Obama. I don't know if he's the answer, but I like him so far. I could definitely vote for him.
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Postby wardo68 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:35 am

I moved to Chicagoland a little over two years ago, and ended up living in a Congressional district represented by Henry Hyde. I knew it was going to be an uphill battle. Then I saw Barack Obama speak at the 2004 Democratic Convention, and I realized I'd never, ever been stirred by a politician like that (in terms of watching a speech live, that is). He seems to be more of a public servant than a standard politician, and we need that. I hope he stays in the Senate a long time; I think he can do good work there.

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Postby bobster » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:40 pm

I was so impressed by his speech at the DNC a year or two back that I'm almost afraid to say anything about what I think could be in this guy's future, lest I jinx it.

Let's just say that if a Republican wins the Presidency in '08 and I see no major signs of a Mr. Obama becoming just another political sell-out, I'll be the first guy to put in a donation for "Obama in '12!"

I just wish his name didn't happen to rhyme with "Osama." (Of course, the current Prez's name has some untoward associations too, so I guess that's not a deal breaker.)
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Postby Mr. Average » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:56 pm

A brilliant future in politics and public service if he doesn't allow himself or his 'handlers' to derail him. That is asking alot, but if he can keep control over his own destiny this guy will go far. The 'implosion factor' is huge, especially as more and more pressure comes to bear on him as he gains power and influence. Pressure from certain leaders that will want to leverage his charisma and intelligence to advance agenda's that are self-serving, unbalanced, and misguided.
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Postby SoLikeCandy » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:30 am

I agree with everything said so far.

And he's sexy as hell. :oops:
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