The cult of Obama

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<p>Interesting...this is the feeling that makes me nervous about the guy.</p>

<p>The "salvational fervor" mentioned in the blog is evident where I live and it makes me uncomfortable as well.</p>

<p>I am much more concerned about the Clinton "cult" than the Obama cult. The Clinton Kool-aid seems to be pretty potent.</p>

<p>I would have called it a "movement" rather than a cult. But if anyone knows the secret handshake....</p>

<p>So it's okay for tens of thousands of people to wait in line all day (and night) and fill stadiums for American Idol auditions and NFL games and to listen to U2, but not to see a candidate for President of the United States? </p>

<p>Wow. What kind of Kool-Aid have the reporters been drinking?</p>

<p>Doonesbury is doing a rip job on him so far.</p>

<p>Momof2inca, excellent point.</p>

<p>The ABC "reporter" who wrote this crap is really reaching. The excitement spreading through the country at the idea that we might be again respected by other nations, that we might have a leader we can respect, is not a cult though it can be considered a movement. The title caption - "Obama wept" is really offensive. Obama is a straight-shooting, honorable man who is inspiring me and many others. I hardly think I am a member of a cult because I have a bumper sticker and a yard sign for a political candidate. I send him my $25 but I haven't gone to see him, haven't left my family in pursuit, and I haven't heard of anyone who has. Give me a break. Just some backlash against his popularity - By the way, I haven't seen anyone protesting the Cult of the Giants though they got a lot more attention in New York on the day of the primary vote!!!</p>

<p>it's funny how all of you parents bring politics onto a college forum. take it to a 'political forum' maybe?</p>

<p>I googled "Clinton Cult". Here is a quote from a blog from January that is a great summary of the "Clinton Cult". No wonder Obama is getting so much attention. Could actually be that we are seeing the anti-clinton cult.</p>


<p>"Bill’s disgraceful slander and character assassination of Barack Obama just prior to the New Hampshire primary last week, his New Hampshire and national operatives race-baiting and insinuating drug issues and Islamic sympathies, and Senator Clinton’s sleazy new site “Hillary is 44,” virtually a Swift Boat operation set up specifically to attack Obama, bring a new sense of </p>



<p>This is the Cafe, which is designed as a place where C.C parents can 'hang out' and talk about anything.</p>

<p>He keeps saying how he voted against the war and Hillary voted for it. Then I read a little piece that Big O was not even in the Senate for the main Iraq votes to go to war. I found that confusing for such an honest guy.;-)
Then I see an old interview where he says he "probably" would have voted no but it was not that convincing and nobody had seriously lobbied him yet either.</p>

<p>I've never heard Obama say he "voted" against the war in Iraq. I've heard him say countless times he is the only candidate running who was against the war from the beginning.</p>

<p>Then I see an old interview where he says he "probably" would have voted no but it was not that convincing and nobody had seriously lobbied him yet either.</p>

<p>You mean this one?</p>

<p>Or</a> were you thinking of this speech?</p>

<p>No it was a very quiet sit down interview where he was FAR more circumspect. And all that outrage directed toward our Middle East allies in a difficult area show how little he understands world politics..Sometimes you have to accept your allies warts and all. And how does he plan to replace millions of gallons of oil? Cover the US with corn? Magically replace 200,000,000 cars? Cheap rhetoric IMHO. He'll be in for some rude awakenings in the real world.</p>

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<p>"hope, change, one america, hope, uniter, one america, change, hope. God bless America"</p>

<p>He spoke out against the war when it was unpopular to do so.</p>



<p>Sounds better than </p>

<p>"terrorist terrorist terrorist, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11 and God bless America"</p>

<p>"My friends....Hundred-Year War."</p>

<p>vicariousparent/mini - best posts i've read in a long time!!!!</p>