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The Obama-Bush Connection

By on 8.23.08 | 10:53AM

Although Obama has run his campaign almost completely as a reaction to the administration of one George W. Bush, the parallels between their campaigns are apparent.

1. Bush ran against eight years of bad judgment and personality failures of the previous administration. Obama is doing the same.

2. Bush ran as the one who could transcend partisan differences in Washington. So is Obama.

3. Bush faced concerns about his misspent youth. So has Obama.

4. Bush was believed to have done hard drugs. Obama has admitted it.

5. Bush picked Dick Cheney to reassure voters about experience on the ticket and foreign policy gravitas. What do you suppose Obama just did? Heres the International Herald Tribune:

It reflected a critical strategic choice by Obama: To go with a running-mate who could reassure voters about gaps in his resume, rather than to pick someone who could deliver a state or reinforce Obama's message of change.
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