Politics and Presence

After 20 years in the wilderness, political, that is, it’s good to have called an election, even if it’s only the Iowa Democratic caucuses. Obama won. Given the size of his victory and his flourishing rhetorical skills (see the video below) I predict victory for him in New Hampshire.

In regard to the title of this post, I quote the Wall Street Journal in article posted today

Despite attempting to soften her image, Sen. Clinton left some Iowans feeling cold. She swung through Des Moines’s Lovejoy Elementary School Thursday night to greet caucus-goers. After she shook hands with Rob Moyers and moved on, he remarked: “I looked into Obama’s eyes and he seemed sincere. Now, that looked mechanical. She’s like a robot.”

Click here for the full article.

As for the video, it’s Obama’s victory speech to his supporters the night of the caucuses.

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