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Yes We Can!

Democrat Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) has been criticized by his Democrat opponents for acknowledging that Ronald Reagan was the last great paradigm shift in way that America is governed. Obama is also taking another cue from the Ronald Reagan campaign of 1980 – optimism and change.

We must remember that the GOP gave away their Congressional majorities in 2006. The Democrats did not win, and certainly not with new ideas. Even in 2008, Obama’s remaining opponents (Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC)) are embracing a negative rhetorical approach to this campaign. Obama, on the other hand, has adopted a positive and uplifting rhetorical style that is far more reminiscent of Reagan’s “Morning in America” than Bill Clinton’s “I feel your pain”.

Even when Obama is conveying the exact same concept as Clinton or Edwards he manages to deliver it in a more uplifting package.

cross posted at Delmarva Dealings and the Campaign Edge

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