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|Subject: Re: Steyn On Debate||Date: 10/5/2012 12:44 PM|
|Author: CCinOC||Number: 647173 of 853134|
Early in the campaign, in January 2007, a New York Times reporter wrote a story about Mr. Obama's time as president of the Harvard Law Review. It was there, the reporter noted, "he first became a political sensation."
Here's why: "Mr. Obama cast himself as an eager listener, sometimes giving warring classmates the impression that he agreed with all of them at once." Also: "People had a way of hearing what they wanted in Mr. Obama's words." [...]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a book out next week [May 2009], tells of congratulating freshman Sen. Obama on a phenomenal speech. Without a hint of conceit, Mr. Obama replied, "Harry, I have a gift."
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