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Every time the American people see him, Obama's favourables rise and his unfavourables decline.

That's what charisma or presence is. In fact, I believe the semitic word Baraka also applies.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 8th, 2008 at 08:18:12 AM EST
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Also the root of the name Mubarik and, if I recall properly, one of the traditional Names of the Prophet, as in B'isin Allah, Al Mubarik.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 8th, 2008 at 01:03:47 PM EST
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