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The mortal politician

Published 06/11/2010, The Jamestown Sun

There is a scene in the film “Superman II” where the Man of Steel chooses to give up his powers and become mortal for Lois Lane, the woman he loves. A major part of President Obama’s attraction, especially to the many young people who voted for him, was his supposed difference from other politicians. To those naive worshippers, he seemed so above it all, a super-apolitical man. The president’s declining poll numbers reveal the disillusionment that has begun to sink in among the politically unsophisticated. They are starting to realize that not only is this president not above politics, but that he, in fact, practices the lowest form of the profession known as Chicago-style politics.

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