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Old 12-06-2011, 10:07 PM
badhatharry badhatharry is offline
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Default Re: World Historic Edition (Mark Schmitt & Daniel Foster)

Originally Posted by miceelf View Post
Sure, and it was unclear what you meant. I just wanted to be clear that the portion of the people who were adulatory rather than clear eyed about Obama was a relatively small portion of the people who voted for him, and I'd be surprised if it's any bigger than the proportion of starry eyed devotees who vote for Bachmann or Santorum or Santelli or whoever.
OMG! is Santelli running?

Maybe it was the thing about him being the first black president that made it seem like people were going gaga! You surely know that Grant Park election night thing wasn't normal any way you slice it. I also think he encouraged the perception.

As I said, I am sure you can find examples of what you are talking about. But Loury ain't it, I think
yeah, you're right.
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