Barbara Walters on Obama: ‘We Thought He Was Going To Be The Next Messiah’

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    They didn't use the actual "M word" very often, but certainly many viewed Obama as such. And his campaign made the most of it. The Messiah thing has faded now but it was fun to observe in 2008.

    A few examples from many available at the website Is Barack Obama The Messiah?

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    "We have an amazing story to tell," she said. "This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light."

    Hopefully, he will see his shadow and return to hibernation for a few years.
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    Thank you for posting that.

    Now that the luster is off the veneer, glad those quotes can come to light again to recapture the overbearing adoration and fawning devotion most of Obama's supporters had in 2008/9. If one didn't support him or his policies, I think it's pretty understandable why such over the top adulation would quickly become nauseating.
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    3 years and a month until Hillary's inauguration, pubs.

    Hang in there.
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    I have said numerous times that his legacy will be turning stupid, whiny, non-political people into stupid, compliant voters. And if my estimations are correct then you are probably correct, unless Mr. Biden keeps her on the sidelines.

    Crazy Joe, 2016!
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    Obama wasn't qualified to become President in 2008, but after 8 years of Bush, the country would have voted for just about anyone the D's nominated. The Democrats knew this too, so they found a minority ideologue candidate, and won the election. Obama didn't have to run on anything other than he wasn't Bush or from Bush's party. Hope and Change, with little substance, worked just fine.

    In 2012, the R's made the same tactical error the D's did 8 years prior during W.'s 2nd term election. In 2004, the D's thought they needed to go farther left than Gore, and nominated Kerry. End result. Lost the election. In 2012, the R's thought they needed to go farther right than McCain and nominated Romney. End result. Lost the election.

    It's a shame people bought all the hype surrounding Obama, setting off expectations that almost nobody could achieve. I don't blame the President, but the media adoration did go way too far at times.
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    A good synopsis. I would disagree that the main failure of the Pubs in 2012 was picking Romney instead of someone less right. My hope was for Huntsman but his campaign never got off the ground. To me we had one chance to get it right: kick ALL of the bums out who supported the monstrosity known as Obamacare. And then if Romney becomes as bad (but opposite) of Obama then you kick him out in 2016 and keep on keeping on until the parties get the message. And if the disenfranchised people in both parties realize they can't resuscitate their parties' core beliefs and begin to get grassroots parties up and running, well then GREAT. But instead both sides spent record amounts on campaigns and we let them keep their jobs, no matter their competencies. We just are too preoccupied to do any mental heavy lifting.
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    Politics isnt so zero sum, though it may seem that way. People really did and still do like Obama (at least in contrast to his opponents), that really trumps anything else in politics, especially ideology or policy. Of course, Republicans don't seem to see this, they've banked on the idea that anything bad for Obama or Democrats translates directly into votes for them (just as they assume that Bush bad conservative = democrats won, eventually), because they, like you, seem to think that Obama won by default or accident. Because he was so liked and different superficially, many people overstated his ability to translate this into something "different," politically speaking. But those people probably don't understand politics very well. Mostly, I think people project what they want on him, which is both a blessing and a curse in politics.
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    I too believed that the "generic, inoffensive white guy" candidate could have beaten Obama in 2012. This would have been Huntsman or Pawlenty. However, Romney just kept outspending everyone until he was the last Kolobian standing.
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    There was a fear amongst the supporters of obsama that he was going to lose in 2012 and go down in history as the first black president, who happened to be a failure and a loser. In other words, they moved heaven and earth to save his "historical legacy". Vote fraud and corruption carried the day. Romney was the finest non-winning Presidential candidate in decades. He was a much better man than gore or kerry or mondale or dukey-cakes ever dreamed of being.

    Now America is paying the piper.

    The dims will nominate an old, frumpy battleax with even MORE baggage now, and the nation will be tired of her and obsamacare and will move to the GOP in 2016.

    Conservatives are here to STAY, and we are going to win this thing.
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    Since you love picking nits, she says "We", not "I", therefore, she was referring to herself PLUS ONE MORE person, make that TWO liberals.
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    LOL

    First, you need a candidate. Maybe this is REALLY the time America will choose Rick Santorum!
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    She's full of it. Messiahs are born in places like Bethlehem, not Kenya.
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    The libs are misjudging character and ability by hyping Hillary, as they were in thinking Obama was going to lead this nation in a favorable way.
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    What character does she have to misjudge?

    Someone tell us something she has done that exemplifies character.
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    What difference does it (character) make!
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    Yeah, you can be fairly certain Babs was never surrounded by other rich white liberals. ;)
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    It seems like the mediots are like the politicians nowadays, they only retire when they die. Retire already, Barbara. You are WAY beyond your prime.
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    Piers Morgan interviewing Barbara Walters. Someone has to be a masochist to watch something like that.
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    I think the biggest thing the Rep party has going for it, and those who backed their candidate, is McCain wasn't elected.

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