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Old 04-07-2011, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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Mickey Mouse?

Why not Bugs Bunny?
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well I am of course.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I think this would be different for each person.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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I know that many countries seem to have a person that is almost universally treasured by its inhabitants - like South Africa has Nelson Mandela, the Philippines has got boxer Manny Pacquiao, Thailand has King Bhumibol Adulyadej (who's sat at the Thai royal throne since 1946!), Brazil has footballer/soccer player Pele and the list goes on and on.

Question is does America have its own version of the above figures, someone who's almost universally loved by its people or not? Can anyone answer? Thanks...
I don't think we have anyone who qualifies right now. I think we had JFK Jr up until his death and MJ up until his death. For someone to qualify as "most beloved" you'd need to imagine the type of impact their death would have - someone who's death would cause mass grief, and I can think of no one who would have that kind of impact.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I don't think we have anyone who qualifies right now. I think we had JFK Jr up until his death and MJ up until his death. For someone to qualify as "most beloved" you'd need to imagine the type of impact their death would have - someone who's death would cause mass grief, and I can think of no one who would have that kind of impact.
Obama would have that impact on millions of people. Of course, there are others who would be dancing in the streets.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I would say Billy Graham.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:36 AM
Status: "got the morning after blues, from my head down to my shoes" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Ginger
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
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Bob Marley

oh......... living ?

then, Jimmy Buffett !
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:56 AM
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A greater percentage of US households watched the Princess Diana Memorial Service (27%) than the Michael Jackson Memorial Service (21%).

Jackson Service Draws 31 Million Viewers - NYTimes.com
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I thought of Billy Graham first, too.
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