Sunday, January 02, 2005

Obama raking in "Year End Recognition"

This week multiple news organizations honored Obama.

In his hometown the Chicago Sun Times named him on of the "Year's Biggest" local stories...
"Obama charged onto the national stage at the Democratic National Convention in July with an acclaimed keynote speech declaring "in no other country on earth is my story even possible.''
When his campaign to get to Washington was beginning, Obama himself joked about his name, which he received from his Kenyan father, calling it a possible political liability.
But behind the jokes, Obama ran a serious, textbook-perfect campaign. And on the campaign trail, he appealed to everyone across the state, from the inner city to the cornfields.
In recent weeks, he has been on the cover of Newsweek and signed a $1.9 million three-book contract. Obama's also already being touted as a likely future presidential or vice presidential candidate."

His neighbors and friends to the north in Madison, Wisconsin and The Capital Times named him their person of the year...
"Obama beat more prominent Democrats for his party's Senate nomination because he was more courageous politically - opposing the war in Iraq, criticizing the Patriot Act and promising to battle corporate special interests. And he wowed the convention, and the nation, by eschewing standard rhetoric in favor of an uplifting and unifying message that was in stark contrast to the dispiriting politics of 2004. If he carries that courage and vision into the Senate, he may well succeed in setting a different, and better, tone."

And CNN listed him as one of the top "political plays of the year"...
"Did the Democrats produce a star? They sure did.
'The hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him, too,' said Barack Obama in his speech at the Democratic National Convention on July 27.
Obama won a stunning 43-point victory after wowing Democrats with his spellbinding oratory at the Boston convention."

All and all - a ton of recognition for someone who has yet to accomplish anything in his position - but with the left it often is symbolism that beats out substance...


Blogger ts said...

This blog is a parody, right?

8:36 PM  
Blogger Amy Allen said...

I reiterate my commendation of your blog. As for the Obamination-let's hope this is pro tem

2:34 PM  

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