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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    JFK was hardly obscure though. He was a war hero and his father had enormous power. Same with RFK. He was AG under his brother and running off of his brother's memory. Mondale was Carter's veep. Dukakis was a governor. LBJ and McGovern were also Senators. The point is, of all the past presidents since George Washington, there has been none with as little a resume as Obama.
    But JFK was considered a rookie, by the standards of the day. He had a high profile in social circles, but very little experience in government or business. He was considered more of a show horse than a work horse, and his election owed a great deal to television, and his looks, rather than any substance. RFK had more chops in government, but both of them were still more celebrities than statesmen, and their campaigns were based on that more than their command of the issues or the mechanics of government.
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    Alec Baldwin: ‘If Obama Was White, He’d Be Up By 17 Points’
    Hey Numbnuts, If O Blowhard were White, he would be a community organizer at local political levels in $hicago.
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    Ha, if Obama was White, the MSM would be using him for a doormat, grinding in the mud, and then leaving a flaming sack of dogshit on top of him and ringing the electorate's doorbell.
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    Obama owes his success to being black enough to present himself as a post-racial healer to enough gullible whites to get himself elected. White liberals desperately wanted to be able to vote for a black candidate who wasn't a racial huckster (Jesse Jackson) or arsonist (Al Sharpton), someone who would be able to give them absolution for being privileged white liberals, and to whom they could demonstrate their lack of racist beliefs. Obama presented himself as a well-spoken moderate in the Colin Powell mode, and the rest is history. It wasn't until he had to govern that he demonstrated an almost complete disdain for work and utter inability to function as an executive, but by then, it was too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Obama owes his success to being black enough to present himself as a post-racial healer to enough gullible whites to get himself elected. White liberals desperately wanted to be able to vote for a black candidate who wasn't a racial huckster (Jesse Jackson) or arsonist (Al Sharpton), someone who would be able to give them absolution for being privileged white liberals, and to whom they could demonstrate their lack of racist beliefs. Obama presented himself as a well-spoken moderate in the Colin Powell mode, and the rest is history. It wasn't until he had to govern that he demonstrated an almost complete disdain for work and utter inability to function as an executive, but by then, it was too late.
    Well put, and if those gullible white folks vote for him again there's no accounting for idiocy. If he was white (getting back to the OP) he would be a held a little more responsible for his failures in leadership. BUT he is a democrat so even that would be tamped down a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Obama owes his success to being black enough to present himself as a post-racial healer to enough gullible whites to get himself elected. White liberals desperately wanted to be able to vote for a black candidate who wasn't a racial huckster (Jesse Jackson) or arsonist (Al Sharpton), someone who would be able to give them absolution for being privileged white liberals, and to whom they could demonstrate their lack of racist beliefs. Obama presented himself as a well-spoken moderate in the Colin Powell mode, and the rest is history. It wasn't until he had to govern that he demonstrated an almost complete disdain for work and utter inability to function as an executive, but by then, it was too late.
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    Wait a minute! Obama is half white! Doesn't that mean that he should be 8.5 points ahead?
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