The image of the political outsider, scrutinized carefully, is no different from that of the insider politician, the engineer of consent, who applies “tried practices in the task of getting people to support ideas and programs.” Senator Barack Obama fits this mold; in fact, he is a master of the science.
"Barack Obama: Same Story, New Character,"
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