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Feb 10, 2007

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Jeffrey Sykes

He's got the best logo I've ever seen on a political campaign. Almost seems natural.

Can't wait to watch this nomination fight unfold.

Jeffrey Sykes

So I watched the entire speech, and amazingly, I feel quite encouraged and uplifted. He's got what it takes, and I think he'll take the fight to John and Hillary.

There's not much in the speech I can take exception with.

Anglico

Had the same reaction, to my surprise. Being the incorrigible cynic that I am, I actually found myself trying on the possibility that Mr. Obama could actually do the thing that needs doing right now.

So much for my strong desire to ignore presidential politics for the next 12 months.

DrFrankLives

I think the logo looks really good, but it has a big hole in the middle.


hmm...

The CA

The guy is impressive. I doubt that I will agree with much of his policy positions, but he certainly appears to be of Presidential timber and has natural leadership skills. I think this is going to be one hell of a dogfight. Throw Gore into the mix and it's WWIII for the Democrats.

Patrick Eakes

Gore really is the wild card.

I thought he was done after 2000, but his positions on Iraq and the environment will appeal to more voters now than they did a few years ago.

Joe Killian

Man, they must have had an oratory class in that madrassa he attended as a kid...

David Wharton

I was impressed with his ability to stir the heart with great American historical themes like opening the west; he seems like a man in love with his country, and that can't be a bad thing in a presidential candidate.

I think those themes will have broader appeal than the issues-oriented campaigns I would expect his Democratic opponents to run.

If he can weave the two together -- Americans' historical sense of themselves and policy proposals, I mean -- as Reagan did so masterfully, he'll be truly formidable.

benholder

Wharton,

Ronlald Reagan did nothing masterfully. Maybe you were thinking of Ronald Mcdonald.

The CA

Ben, among other things, Reagan beat the living crap out of Mondale in a masterful performance.

Anglico

Okay, Mr. Alternative. Name one more thing Ronnie Raygun did masterfully besides pretending to know what was going on around him.

The CA

Visit this site to begin with. Then we can discuss Eastern Europe, if you really want to go off thread.

Connie Mack Jr

Visit this site to begin with. Then we can discuss Eastern Europe, if you really want to go off thread.* CA

Poor choice of Ronnie's economic success's Sam. It appears that you never heard of the 2 nd worst day on Wall street was on Ronnie watch besides black friday.

Reagan expanded the federal budget faster than any other Republican president besides the decider in charge of torture, greed and corruption.

The Soviet Union Empire was going broke long before Ronnie appear on the scene and doom to failed.

Anglico

That's right Mr. Mack. Raygun was an innocent bystander as the world evolved around him. The only plus is that he had enough sense not to start any wars of choice while he was losing his grip.

David Wharton

Anglico, if you won't take CA's word for it, or mine, try this guy's opinion:

“I deem Ronald Reagan a great president, with whom the Soviet leadership was able to launch a very difficult but important dialogue.”

“[Reagan was] a statesman who, despite all disagreements that existed between [the Soviet Union and the United States] at the time, displayed foresight and determination to meet [Soviet] proposals halfway and change our relations for the better.”

“[Regan helped to] stop the nuclear race, start scrapping nuclear weapons, and arrange normal relations between our countries,”

“I do not know how other statesmen would have acted at that moment, because the situation was too difficult. Reagan, whom many considered extremely rightist, dared to make these steps, and this is his most important deed.”

So says Mikhail Gorbachev.

David Wharton

Also ...

Poverty rate in 1981: 14%; in 1989: 12.8%.
Inflation rate in 1981: 10.35%; in 1989 4.83%.
Commercial bank prime lending rate in 1981: 19%; in 1989: 10.5%.
U.S. unemployment rate in 1981: 7.6%l; in 1989: 5.3%.
Real GDP (in billions) in 1981: $5291.7; in 1989: $6981.4.

meblogin

The Carter years were great...my house doubled in value....sigh...

Is Russia a threat today? Why?

Joe Killian

There's an argument to be made that Reagan should have done any number of things better (or, you know, at all) but to say he wasn't good at anything (or not to acknowledge the many things at which he was very good) isn't fair.

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