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Were Obama to adopt and employ even 50% of the ideas and deliver them with 50% of the charisma of Gore it could make a significant difference.  Obama is great with soaring rhetoric on ideals and broad issues.  Gore is better with uplifting rhetoric dealing with broad ideas based on specific proposals.  I just have my doubts that the Obama campaign benefits by resolute avoidance of specifics.  What is it going to take?  McCain adopting Gore's plan?  By no means out of the question.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Jul 17th, 2008 at 04:58:10 PM EST
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oh, you old chess master, you!

that would be hilarious. it's the only ace left to him, when i think about it..

if only republicanism permitted that kind of creative thinking!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jul 20th, 2008 at 08:24:56 AM EST
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