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gwen [userpic]
Briefly, on the subject of the elections...

Several months ago, I believe I did post my predictions for the American public desiring less divisiveness from their political candidates. The Washington Post has a very interesting article about the apparent bipartisanship of Obama, both in how he might actually accomplish it, and how he might fail at it.

Anyway, I just wanted to briefly bring attention to that. I might post more later; I've been particularly busy lately, sadly.

Current Mood: quixoticquixotic

To understand Obama's view of bipartisanship, you have to understand Paul de Man.

To sum up, Obama is a master at respectully acknowledging someone's point of view, and then stating his own differing opinion in such a way that it appeals to his opposition. He's also a master at making it clear from the outset that he's playing fair, and will call shenanigans if anyone crosses him. Thus, he gets to take the high ground, because he sets the playing field.

I was REALLY confused until I realized you were not, in fact, talking about particles.


I think the Kucinich electron is definitely circling around the Obama positron now.... :)