"He Was Editor Of Harvard Law Review"

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    I've been hearing that on the boards for nearly 2 years, whenever asked 'why that should count', the answer's always been, "You have to be the best," well finally PBS gets some of my answers covered.

    For me, well it's never been enough of an argument to change my mind, but the first one does make me feel a bit more optimistic if he's elected. The second worries me though that he could over analyze ala Jimmy Carter:

    1. Was he 'fair'? Answer from one, (there's more than one, I'm just going to post the one I found most 'reassuring'):

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/choice2008/obama/harvard.html

    2. Why that review seemed to be the least cited of all the Harvard reviews?
    Again, the answer seems implied in several answers, but this one most directly, there were ideological differences on campus that were probably spilling over:

     
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    Obama is the smartest guy in the room, and that's the kind of man I want as president.

    Having someone who burnt his brain out on booze like Bush has been a disaster.
     
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    Jimmy Carter was brilliant, also an awful president.
     
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    And that means WHAT exactly?
     
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    Carter was largely the victim of circumstance, mainly Paul Voulker raised interest rates through the roof in an effort to combat inflation. None of that was Carter's fault.

    Carter also negotiated peace between Egypt and Israel, no small accomplishment.
     
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    Don't attack one of the Right's most cherished myths with actual facts, Chris, it only pisses them off.

    Repeat their myth after me five million times and eventually just you'll believe it as they do:

    Carter was the worst Pres
    This nation ever had landed.
    Reagan won the cold war
    He did it single-handed.
     
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    Is there anyone here that actually understood my original post was that Obama was not as scary as I and others may fear? Did anyone get that while I disagree with him, on issues and philosophy, I was posting something positive?

    I don't think so. Why? Not because the posters are illiterate, rather so consumed with partisanship.
     
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    Actually, FWIW, I noticed. It's an interesting article, btw.
     
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    I've been wondering where you were.
     
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    yes, obama's coke use was brain candy
     
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