Sunday, February 11, 2007

While Wondering if the Middle of That "O" Logo Is the Sun or a Hollow Center....

Of course, people who care about politics will get excited about political candidates -- especially when a candidate emerges that gives the appearance of offering something new and fresh to the country.

Even so, one can't help but find such enthusiasm to be unfounded and over the top when local blogger Sharon Cobb says that Barack Obama reminds her of BOTH John and Robert Kennedy.

The excessive exuberance becomes even more painful when realizing that Cobb is talking about an excerpt she provides from yesterday's announcement of his candidacy for President. Cobb seems to regard those words as inspiring, but they strike The Oracle as being rather ordinary and cliched.

Obviously, Obama's more left wing track record -- to the extent he has a track record -- is more consistent with Cobb's views than with those of this humble correspondent. However, even while trying to allow for that difference of political opinion, the hype seems to be rather empty at this point in time.


Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

Well gee,does this mean you won't be asking me out?

4:15 PM  
Blogger MCO said...

Sharon, we would certainly put to the test the idea that opposites attract, but I must admit that I am intrigued by the notion.

Does this mean that you wouldn't say no if I did?

4:55 PM  
Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

3 Words: Carville and Matlin.

You're not married or involved and you're straight and over 21?

Sure...why not?

7:00 PM  

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