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The power of Beer in the right hands

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“I have always believed that what brings us together is stronger than what pulls us apart.” – Obama

Obama enjoying a beerIn July this year beer was the common agent of three very different people: a president, a cop and a professor. In this context it was used as an agent over which to discuss racial matters, but it soon evoked comments that ranged anything from “We agreed to move forward,” to critical journalist saying it is “the first round of an eye-opening dialogue on race that allows President Barack Obama to get back to selling his health care plan to sceptical Americans.”

Any political analyst, or as that matter anyone with basic political knowledge knows that beer in the hands of a president goes much further than that. As beer is traditionally associated with the working class (hence the Joe Six-pack vs. ‘wine’ Democrats analogy) it leaves an open question: Can beer bridge the gap between the arguable divide within the Democratic Party itself? Can beer go as far as influencing voters and thus enforcing Obama’s already strong base. Only time will tell…

For more info read:
  guardian.co.uk

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32210408/ns/politics-white_house/
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1715282,00.html
http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/president_barack_obama_takes_b.html

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Written by Pierre

September 23, 2009 at 12:28 am

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