on Obama’s spiritual transcendence

I wonder if Mr. Morford retains his belief that this President has been different from the rest. Something has occurred in our society over the past 20 years that has made genuine assessment of political figures very difficult. It would be hard to challenge and critique the policies and actions of someone you regard as spiritually advanced relative to the rest of the human race.

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3 Responses to “on Obama’s spiritual transcendence”

  1. Invisible Mikey Says:

    I think it’s an impression of difference primarily because Barack Obama is a younger man. He’s still 15 years younger (or more) than the candidates running in this year’s election. He doesn’t carry the emotional, philosophical baggage from having survived the Great Depression, WW2, the Cold War or Vietnam. His own hopes, dreams and ambitions were shaped by the forces affecting newer generations. Plus, he has a personal breadth of experience from growing up both here and abroad. We’ve not had a President with equivalent experience before, multi-racial and multi-cultural.

  2. Wordsson Says:

    Mr. Morford’s assessment may have been prompted by the President’s youthfulness, especially seven years ago, but his focus on the “spiritual vibe” he was getting seems to have come from something different than just his generation.

    But your note about the current nominees and their age is fascinating. How is it that from Obama the two parties have nominated candidates who are 69 and 70 years old? That’s curious.

  3. Invisible Mikey Says:

    I can only guess. Fear-mongering has increased in politics. Perhaps when people are more afraid they instinctively seek protection from Mom and Dad, or Grampa (in the case of Mr. Sanders).

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