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Now that Barack O’Bama is the Democratic Party’s candidate for President, he gets to step outside the Liberal hothouse of identity politics, political correctness, and affirmative action and venture into the broader public arena. It will be interesting to see if his undeniable charisma, which has so far allowed him to hide his generic left-wing agenda behind a smokescreen of rhetorical bafflegab, will survive the pitiless scrutiny of a national politics. It would be nice the coming Presidential election would hinge on well thought-out, clearly articulated ideas instead of glib soundbites: black versus white, old versus young, veteran versus neophyte, red versus blue and Democrat versus Republican. But I wouldn’t bet on it.