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Nap Time!!!

Monday, February 18, 2008
Yeah, pretty much


I guess. To me, the real issue is that yes, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself," "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country," "I have a dream," and "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" are indeed just words that mean nothing. The first one is especially meaningless, and I don't recall the Depression coming to a close any faster on its account. "Sieg Heil" is probably far closer to being relevant.

What we're really talking about is the power of words to inspire baseless loyalty. Obama is essentially bragging about his ability to get people to follow him regardless of any policies he might have, as if getting people to follow him is the important thing. A campaign which seems to be based on the fact that everyone loves the campaigner (see comments here) is empty and circular. "Look, we're sacrificing for our candidate! That's why you should, too!" How does that follow?

Obama is claiming that he would be effective in building a popular dictatorship. You'll pardon me if I don't find that compelling.

posted by Beetle Aurora Drake 2/18/2008 03:51:00 PM #
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No, sorry I think you're wrong. He's implying he can beat McCain why Hillary can't.

This is still the primaries. Wait until the more epic race to draw that conclusion.
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