Besides the obvious charisma that does not guarantee that Obama is the right Kennedy model.
JFK was young but he proved his leadership capability in WWII were he earned Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Medal. He commanded a PT boat which is equivalent to Apocalypse Now.
Most important Obama does not have a Bobby.
I am not trying to take him down because I want another Clinton run.
In reference to Dr. King well he was not entirely by himself Roy Wilkins, NAACP; Whitney Young, Jr., Urban League; A. Philip Randolph, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; John Lewis, SNCC; and James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) were among the many people that galvanized the Civil Rights movement. Also Dr. King was from a different time and he was on another level. He received his college degree at 15, Martin was not an ordinary person. Dr. King was a prophet.
What has Obama accomplished on a global scale? He has no true experience or been tested in the manner Dr. King or JFK were. Then again other countries may open up in order to humiliate the Bush klan.
I do not hate Obama and to be honest those picture of him in traditional Somali attire does not phase me. There are pictures of various politicians in traditional attire of the country they visit. What does intrigue me is the distance that he(Obama) puts between himself and Farrakhan. I agree that Minister Farrakhan is a bit controversial but we can not forget the Million Man March. If you strip away the stuff that gets attention Minister Farrakhan you get a Conservative. Do for self, stay off welfare, stay marry and so on. I honestly believe that Obama is happy to receive Minister Farrakhan's endorsement. I am not upset because Bush's granddaddy did business with Hitler and no one seems to care. Or for that manner the blatant disregard for human life after Katrina. Obama will win but his presidency may not be what everyone expects.
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