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Old 09-24-2009, 02:55 PM   #7
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 711
Re: Obama Cult of Personality

Although I'm really getting the impression that no matter how much the campaign and president's office etc might be happy that their guy is being spoken of this way, and perhaps happy enough to capitalize on it, it's not primarily a matter of some kind of magical or big-brother-like propaganda campaign.

If you want to point the finger at someone for the kids singing thing, what I've read makes it more of a teachers and principals leaping on the opportunity of a young black well-educated good-looking powerful role model for their kids, especially their young black kids, and these teachers (and to some extent parents) delighted to have a 'celebrity' they can point their kids to other than basketball players and athletes.