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The Only Boys Who Could Ever Move Me . . .

. . . were preacher men? E.J. Dionne reminds us in this piece why it’s always a good idea to read his stuff. In it, he attempts to characterize Obama as a kind of Democrat preacher and Huck, of course, really is one. This, he argues, explains their combined rise in the face of our times. He’s certainly on to something with his analysis of Obama as the Democrats’ Demothenes and his discussion of why poetry--not prose--is what wins elections. Cicero, he says, upon the completion of his oratory was praised for speaking well. Demosthenes, on the other hand, moved men to march. The irony is that it was Hillary Clinton who said, "You campaign in poetry, but you govern in prose." Yes, but if you can’t do the former, it seems you won’t get a chance to do the latter.

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Well Julie, it's 9:30pm Eastern Standard. And Hillary's still in there, and no projection has been made for Obama, at least not by Michael Barone over at FNC.

Whereas it's clear that Romney is going to be polished off in Michigan, Obama and Hillary might battle it out all the way down the line, which will make that race even more bitter. Which is perfect, just perfect for the Republican Party. Imagine the prospect of Hillary standing in the way of the first Black man to become the nominee of either party.

How is that going to go over in the Democrat ranks? How is that going to appear before the main and most important constituency of the Democrat Party?

"[M]ore better......." There was a grammatical blunder.

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