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x posted to my journal -- THE ONE is no longer the one? 
21st-Jul-2009 03:54 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090721/ap_on_re_us/us_obama_ap_poll

Doing a tiny muted version of the happy dance while I can.
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21st-Jul-2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
I guess American is getting frustrated waiting for change they can believe in.
21st-Jul-2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
People had unrealistic expections when it came to Obama. To be fair, they were expectations that Obama put out there. That isn't unusual, all politicans over promise. But what Obama did really well was get people to believe that he WASN'T just another politician and that he really would deliver and he really was morally and ethically superior to any elected official to date.

And now they are finding out he is just a human. That's the one thing his supporters (some of them) will never forgive him for.

I will say this - for all those who thought Bush's least endearing trait was a firm conviction that he was right and single-minded determination to set America on a path of his choosing no matter what - well...Obama is much the same in that way.
21st-Jul-2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
I also tend to think that people became so emotionally invested in him (some friends of mine made an "Obama" art gallery in their home) admitting he's A. human and B. perhaps not as good as they believed he was is to admit they were wrong. When that much emotional and personal connection is made it can be devastating when the truth surfaces. They feel deceived and duped and will turn quickly. IMHO of course.
24th-Jul-2009 07:33 am (UTC)
He makes me miss Clinton and Nixon.
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