Sunday, February 17, 2008


Stevie Wonder has composed a little ditty, "Barack-Obama", based on going up and down the C scale, and it reminded us of previous "President as Rockstar" campaigns. Teddy White wrote of the "Jumpers", teenage girls who would jump up and down at JFK rallies, crying "I seen him!", when they caught a glimpse of their idol. When watching a BO rally one is reminded of the JFK Jumpers.
Unlike BO, however, JFK never mistook rhetoric for substance. BO has constructed speeches with Castro-like length, though.

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