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Since I began supporting Barack Obama in mid-2007, I’ve believed he was more Ronald Reagan than Bill Clinton.? More vision, less strategic.? More governing, less tactical politics.? More transformational, less transitional.? Which means that when Barack Obama is through, this country will be changed for the better, top to bottom.

I’ve also learned since those early days that Barack is a very different kind of fighter.? We’ve taken to calling it the rope-a-dope.? I think it was Tolstoy who said, “the most powerful warriors are patience and time.”? By deploying those two warriors, Barack takes a big risk that some […]

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McCain Will Eventually Say His Name

On September 28, 2008 By

February 6, 1967. Ernie Terrell was fighting Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight crown. Terrell was technically the champion, though the boxing world still recognized Ali since he was stripped of his crown for converting to Islam and associating with The Nation of Islam. The boxing world only recognizes champions decided in a ring. So Terrell was really the challenger and he decided to continue to call Ali by his former name Cassius Clay. This incensed Ali, who told everyone that he would humiliate Terrell for it and he did just that. Purposefully NOT knocking Ernie out so that he could […]

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The GOAT in Denver?

On August 21, 2008 By

Bowl me over with a stiff left jab! Tim has the news that Muhammad Ali will be in Denver for the Democratic National Convention. It’s no secret. I’m an Ali fan.

Wow.

Reports are true. When he called me with the news I indeed spilled cut watermelon all over my kitchen floor. This news is making it even tougher to not be able to go out to Denver for the festivities, but I can’t. Sigh.

It’s also not lost on me the parallels between Ali and Obama in terms of strategy in both boxing and politics. It […]

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