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Entry from August 18, 2016

With Barack Obama, the Democrats first made the leap to choosing a presidential nominee solely on the basis of his rhetoric — just as it was his speech at the Democratic National convention in 2004 that catapaulted him from obscurity to a U.S. senate seat and thus into contention for the presidency — and without regard to anything much he could point to as a substantive accomplishment in politics, government.or anything else. He could argue, if he chose, that Dreams from My Father, a best-selling book was an accomplishment (though being a "fiction writer" was meant to count against Senator Jim Webb of Virginia when he ran and won against Senator George Allen in 2006), but if so that also must be counted no more than a rhetorical achievement. Full Entry


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