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Old 09-30-2008, 02:53 PM
deebee deebee is offline
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Default Re: The eye contact thing

Ocean: And we, rather unrealistically, would like Obama to have all the possible qualities required to win this election. The reality is that he can only be who he is. There's only so much that someone can push it. Beyond a reasonable point, it won't come out right. So let him be himself. You can't please everybody...
Yes, that is true -- we always tend to want people to be something other than what they are. The differences between all four candidate's personalities are stark and yet advice is constantly given regarding how they should each change in order to conform to some unattainable standard of normality.

For those who are interested in the short history of McCain and Obama's professional relationship that may provide some clues re: the eye contact thing, check out "Rivals in Search of Trust" by David Broder, August 10 at:
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