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Well, it looks like Obama is trying to out-do Hillary in the Republican-lite competition; he's recently been making commercials in which local Republican politicians endorse him...   This is IL.  The GOP is kaput here.  It has zero credibility in IL.  That he is turning to them for endorsements is truly bizarre...

As for the age factor; I don't know what the threshold for that is, but I don't think the jaded=older, enthousiastic true believers=younger thing actually reflects reality.  Most "Deaniacs" were, contrary to pop. opinion, "of a certain age."  I'm one of the youngest I know of, and I'm in my 30's...

What I do suspect, and what terrifies me, is that there are young voters who don't have any real appreciation of what America was like, politically, before Bush.  They do seem to embrace Obama.  But what looks on the surface to be enthousiasm and hope I think is truly some kind of real nihilism.  Like this is American Idol and not a political process...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Wed Jun 27th, 2007 at 12:13:07 PM EST

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