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Sifl's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Sifl

In Comment #279723, AdamMil wrote:

I've seen this video before. It sounds nice, but he's clearly speaking to an audience that shares the viewpoint he's espousing.

Given that politicians almost always try to please the audience by telling them what they want to hear, I think it's premature to get your hopes up.

But these videos have been available on Obama's campaign website for a *very long time*. Therefore his audience is---and has been and will be---the *entire world*.

Besides, these days it's totally unreasonable for any politician to expect to get away with being two-faced in the way that you suggest: one has to assume, when speaking to any crowd, that there are people there recording video and/or audio---if not with dedicated recording devices then with cell phones; further one must assume that said people have YouTube accounts.

And that's a beautiful thing.

Thu, 06 Nov 2008 10:34:00 UTC | #266029