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Old 12-07-2011, 10:52 AM
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Default Re: World Historic Edition (Mark Schmitt & Daniel Foster)

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Originally Posted by Sulla the Dictator View Post
Bobby Kennedy in particular was deserving of none of the Christ-like status he was being given; he was, in point of fact, a bit of a prick.
I think the reverence for Reagan comes pretty close. The coast to coast funeral extravaganza being a good example.

But none of this is about the actual man. It's a reflection of the times when they served. All the cultural change that happened in the 60's...and the three assasinations. It was movie making fodder. The break-up of the Soviet Union in Reagan's term... Americans like to get emotional and make things monumental and earth shattering.

I suppose 9/11 should have produced an iconic president but that wasn't to be the case. However, his successor was thought to have the potential to be one. Maybe in this day and age with 24/7 examination of every move a candidate or president makes that is no longer a possibility.

This time around the Republican candidates are just plain human with lots of warts. We forget that there's a whole lot more to the presidency than the president. If the president is Republican...will he have the House and the Senate?

PS. If Gingrich says 'fundamental' one more time, I'm going to scream.
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