Hillary Clinton hits the important issues, she sounds like a good liberal…but she doesn’t move me. She hits on all the same issues as Obama did – but it doesn’t move me. She isn’t all that exciting a speaker – but neither is Obama. Edwards is a rousing speaker, and he touches on the populist rhetoric that moves me. Obama is just so amazing with the way he speaks about change. Clinton just doesn’t move me. Is it just me?
Unlike Obama, Clinton’s nationalism is exclusionary. When she speaks about “this great country”, you know that it doesn’t include you. That’s fine – there’s nothing wrong with speaking as a nationalist. But what amazes me about Obama is that he can say this without being exclusionary – Obama can praise his country in a way that doesn’t put down anyone else.
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