I’m sure by now most people have heard that Barack Obama plagurized several lines verbatim from Deval Patrick then lied about it after being caught. I’ll post the links tomorrow but here’s my take on it.
Plagurizing Patricks lines in and of itself isn’t a big deal. The idea that Obama is a manufactured politician, which this is one step from proving is a big deal.
More importantly, the fact that it looks like the Obama campaign LIED about this makes it a REALLY big deal. You know what they say, its not the crime its the cover up. (Ironically this is an important point Obama could have learned from the politics of old…IE the Clinton and Nixon Adminstrations.)
Let’s not bullshit here. Obama is running a campaign on the fact that he’s different than the typical politician. His change theme seems to make that point obvious. Some voters, who are unrepresentive of the average voter, might claim that they like Obama better on policy than Clinton but the average Obama supporter supports him because of his message “I’m different and I can change things.”
But when you compare Obama the politician to Clinton the politician, Obama is a politically similar, less experienced, neophyite without a universal health care plan. He’s Clinton without the legislative savy.
So yes, when it comes to light that Obama is just an ordinary politician it is a big deal. Especially when you compare this event with the press beginning to slowly get over their fascination with Obama.
I’m not saying that this alone will sink Obama but if you won’t even concede that Obama engaging in the politics of old that he so rountinely critisizes is a big deal, then you truly are a member of Cult Obama.