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Campaign Updates and Media Headlines 8/22/08

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Obama, the Human Rorschach Test (by Pat Racimora at No Quarter)

Barack Obama is a Human Rorschach Test. People see what they want to see… Obama himself said it best: “I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” –The Audacity of Hope
People are ENCOURAGED to see what they want to see. And therein lies the recipe for disillusionment.—Caro

Catching Up (by Susie at Suburban Guerrilla)
Today I met a friend for lunch… As an African-American female professional, she knows all about having to prove herself and is skeptical that Obama will be much help to the middle class. (She’s also a staunch Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton in the primary.) “I don’t hear him addressing my issues,” she said. “Just a lot of meaningless talk, no one wants to talk about the people getting squeezed in the middle. Sounds more like a marketing campaign to me.”

Fox News: Another Poll Gives Obama Three Point Lead (Political Wire)
Sen. Barack Obama has a slim lead over Sen. John McCain, 42% to 39% with 14% undecided, according to a new Fox News poll. Key finding: “McCain has slightly stronger backing from his party: 82 percent of Republicans support him compared to 78 percent of Democrats that support Obama.”

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“When someone engages in divisive behavior, any resulting division is their responsibility” - Melissa McEwan

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And it is us

Don't ask a pollster about reality, we deal in perception," joked Democratic survey expert Celinda Lake, when asked about the "reality" of Barack Obama's tax plan versus John McCain's.

Wasn't it very recently that we laughed at others, who made their own reality.

Bill Clinton for First Dude!!!

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a "blank screen", yet he's running on himself--his personality/character/biography--it demands defining by the opposition since he's not doing it himself.

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the DC pick was Kerry, and was presented as War Hero and longtime Senator, etc--very well-defined overall--but a terrible bore and not a fighter either, so the GOP was easily able to redefine him.