Thursday, October 20, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed
- By Michael M. Bates
Even for a man who made the cover of Newsweek before he was sworn in, it's an impressive achievement. Senator Barack Obama, according to last week's Tribune/WGN-TV poll, wins the approval of 72 percent of Illinois voters.
If that weren't enough, state Republicans give the new Democratic senator a 57 percent approval rating.
These results will generate more speculation about his placement on the national ticket in 2008 or 2012. They will also fuel, if more fueling were needed, the media swoon over the junior senator.
He is, we're told constantly, a star. That message has come from the New York Times, USA Today, CBS News, the Christian Science Monitor, NBC's Andrea Mitchell and many other news outlets and talking heads....................
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