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he's interested in being everything to everyone to the extent that it furthers his career.

I don't think that really applies to the US president - he has nowhere further to go in his career.


Frankly, I do subscribe to the "Obama is a genius" theory.

So do I: to get where he is with his colour he has to be.

He has now had a year to get his feet under the table. I think that the events of 2010 - as the next wave of the financial crisis sweeps in - will give him his chance to shine.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Dec 20th, 2009 at 07:20:14 PM EST
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I would not be so optimistic.. nor pessimistic. financial regulation is make or break for the US. From here, it looks like this has been is unique, big, humongous blunder... but I could be wrong. We will see what the senate passes. The House bill is a very good bill for a first round of regulation.. but would the Senate bill be better than the House bill (like the Health care bill), and if not that much, when we will have the second round of regulation?

Do we really need a second financial crisis?

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Wed Dec 23rd, 2009 at 01:48:57 PM EST
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