Obama and Politics of Crowds
Wall Street Journal / Fouas Ajami
30-Oct-2008 (2 comments)

There is something odd -- and dare I say novel -- in American politics about the crowds that have been greeting Barack Obama on his campaign trail. Hitherto, crowds have not been a prominent feature of American politics. We associate them with the temper of Third World societies. We think of places like Argentina and Egypt and Iran, of multitudes brought together by their zeal for a Peron or a Nasser or a Khomeini. In these kinds of societies, the crowd comes forth to affirm its faith in a redeemer: a man who would set the world right.

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Ajami and Wall Street against Obama? I am shocked!

by gol-dust on

Ajami the Arab traitor who is going to be taxed by Obama must really feel the pain if obama becomes president! He never mentions anything about what the white men such as bush have done to this country and the fact that McCain would be even worse, if he lives long enough! I didnt care for obama before, but i do now, since the alternative scares the hell out of me! 4/8 more years of the same? are we really that stupid? there would be no money left in the treasury left by then! Give me a break, Give me hope which obama does exctly that. We'll find out if republican would allow him! those red neck racists would destroy him! Good luck to obama!

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

You know what they say about men with big crowds.....

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

If McCain didn't have to force his crowds to come Or entice them with free wings and pizza, this wouldn't be such a sore spot for the Reich-wing. Stop being jealous of us and our big crowds. Also, when Sarah sticks her fists in the air, it doesn't really get anyone excited. Her heart's not in it. Stop trying to copy us, Sarah June, go back to making Moose juice.