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Old 12-27-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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Hillary was the most admired woman and Sarah was a strong second.
This obviously shows the power of the media to control what people think. If anyone can prove otherwise I welcome their proof.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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With the collective mentality American show often, I'm surprised it wasn't Sarah Palin.
VOA News - US Survey: Obama Most Admired Man (http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-12-26-voa38.cfm?rss=politics - broken link)
The report published Friday says it is the first time a president-elect has topped the yearly survey in more than 50 years.

U.S. President George Bush fell to a distant second in the survey after holding the top spot for seven years.

Hillary Clinton - Mr. Obama's pick for secretary of state - emerged as the most-admired woman in the poll, a position she has held for 13 of the past 16 years.

Republican John McCain's running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, came in second on the women's list, while McCain himself ranked third among men.


USA Today says this year's support for Mr. Obama is the second-highest rating in the survey's history, behind President Bush's 39 percent in 2001 after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The paper says support for President Bush has declined almost every year since then, falling this year to just five percent.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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Yes, this a very accurate assessment of public sentiment, considering Bush held the top spot for 7 years.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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Putting politics aside this really is no surprise. If you look at this man's life it is quite remarkable where he is today. Go tell a biracial child who was abandoned by his father & whose mother died in his youth while being raised by his grandparents that he would wind up at Harvard and let alone as President.He was not born into wealth or society but managed to make his way through life despite all of the obvious setbacks he had to endure. We as Americans like to see underdogs be succesful.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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What is there to admire about Obama? He hasn't DONE anything yet but won the presidency. He still needs to prove himself for sheesh sakes.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:05 PM
 
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What is there to admire about Obama? He hasn't DONE anything yet but won the presidency. He still needs to prove himself for sheesh sakes.
I would say becoming the President of the United States is a very impressive accomplishment. And he did it with his dignity intact. Unlike some other candidate who shall remain nameless.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I would say becoming the President of the United States is a very impressive accomplishment. And he did it with his dignity intact. Unlike some other candidate who shall remain nameless.
Yes ... it's an accomplishment but we don't yet know the results of his presidency as he never served yet.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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Yes ... it's an accomplishment but we don't yet know the results of his presidency as he never served yet.
We will have to wait and see. But I'm very impressed with his intellect, his ideas, his cabinet, and his philosphy of governence. Put it this way, he can't be any worse than what we just had (no offense).
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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What is there to admire about Obama? He hasn't DONE anything yet but won the presidency. He still needs to prove himself for sheesh sakes.
Seems like about 10 times more then President Bush at this point in time.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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Yes ... it's an accomplishment but we don't yet know the results of his presidency as he never served yet.

well we have seen the results of Dubya's presidency and I wouldn't be cheering.
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