Politics for DilettantesKawaii -- Wednesday, October 08, 2003 -- 10:08:43 PM
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How in the heck is Al Sharpton only 60?
That means he's just seven years older than Obama. Do they seem like contemporaries?
I think of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as contemporaries, but Sharpton is 13 years younger.
I don't remember his ever looking young.
This is Jackson from three months ago:
By the way, that's a deliberately bad pic of him. I found plenty of other pics where he looks more rested. Here's the MSNBC publicity shot of Sharpton, which I would assume is him as his best:
He's 13 years younger than Jackson?
Here's a more normal shot:
And here they are together before Sharpton got all skinny:
Maybe Jackson just has a better dye job, but it's really unfathomable that he's more than a decade older.
I grew up a few blocks from Operation PUSH and I think of Jesse Jackson as a 70s-era guy, whereas when I think of Al Sharpton, I think of Tawana Brawley, which happened in the 80s. Sharpton lost a lot of weight a few years ago, so he has a lot of loose skin. I think that makes him seem older.
There has been so much publicity about his on-camera problems, too, that I attributed to age, but if he's only 60, I guess he's just a dumbass.
This possibly explains why Sharpton seems to have been around for so long while only being 60:
Asking as a person from Wisconsin, does anyone think Walker has a chance in hell of being the Republican candidate? He is so incredibly polarizing here that I can't imagine it, but the media seems to be going crazy about him. I personally don't like him or most of his policies, but that doesn't affect my ability to see him as a candidate. I just think the Republicans would be seriously hindering themselves if they considered him as a valid person running for president.
Walker appears at the moment to have a very real chance.
I also think, however, that the Republican establishment is pretty happy to have him as a way of keeping Cruz or Paul from making a serious threat. If the media succeeds in finding a pin to puncture the Walker balloon, then Jeb will be left standing. If not, Walker is pro business, too, and will likely play ball with them on immigration.
Either way, they win.
Oh - it has been much worse than Obama. I know people that won't even be in the same room any more - families have been fractured through arguments about what's been going on. WI is split almost entirely 50/50, and the gap between them is huge.
I couldn't care less whether Walker is divisive or not. If he can be an effective leader for the things I care about, I just want him to win.
I'm of the view that if a conservative isn't divisive to liberals, then he's not doing his job.
So I'm very satisfied to hear that Walker has Wisconsin liberals like Novamida thinking of taking an axe to their conservative relations
I never ever talk politics to anyone except my husband. I'm sure most people just assume I'm a staunch Republican like everyone else in this area. I live in about the reddest of the red counties, so the rhetoric I've been hearing is not from liberals.