Obama's team banks on his 'regular guy' appeal

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  • Wastintime Los Angeles, CA
    Oct. 30, 2011 3:13 p.m.

    Actually, Obama is the quintessential example of the American Dream. Bi-racial, raised by a single mother (and 2 loving grandparents)who was determined her son get a good education. Growing up, Obama had to straddle both sides of the racial divide and struggled to find his place. While living in Indonesia he endured bullying by other kids. Nevertheless, he was able to take advantage of the educational opportunities afforded him, becoming the first African American editor of the Harvard Law Review.

    Personally, he is a loving, devoted husband and father.

    While you may not agree with his policies, there is no reason he shouldn't recognized for his achievements as someone living the American dream. Unlike many presidents who came before him, he hailed from relatively humble beginnings.

  • first2third Elmo, UT
    Oct. 30, 2011 2:24 p.m.

    I white guy born of a Kansas mother and raised by her white grandmother, who when to privileged private schools his whole life. Privilege gets him into the best colleges and teaches at them. Becomes rich and embraced his blackness when it suited his politics. Yeah this defiantly smells of regular guy...for sure.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 30, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    That's just the problem: he just a regular guy. We probably might want find someone "extraordinary" to be the leader of the free world.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 30, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    There might be some 'regular guy' appeal but this is more rah rah in politics. If there is anything regular relative to a people approach, it's going to the people to put pressure on congress.

    Agreeing with what Obama is trying to do in this people approach thing is somewhat similar to Bush making up his own rules. However, Obama involving the people, or having them think he is involving them, is still better than some supposed Patriot Act. That was a farse.

    Bottom line, congress and our government does little to improve the lives of the people under their monarchy of control. Our government loves for us to think we have a democracy. It's a disguise. Both parties run under old ideologies that divide parties. They are less relevant each day.

    In Utah, we have too many people who think that capitalism is some modrern day baby boomer dream of God's way. This thinking is Land of Oz at its' local finest.

    What president is in office matters far less than people want to believe and are led to believe. Democrat and Republican leaders are all pawns to the river of demon money that flows below (controlling us).

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 30, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    Jimmy Carter was a regular guy too.

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    Oct. 30, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    A spot on article. No one could have the economy moving better at this point. This is something we did to ourselves and allowed the fat cats to do to us. Our bad much more than President Obama. People know this in their bones and this is why, most rational people admire and respect Obama. Newsflash--Joe the Plumber is not a regular guy. He is-in fact-not much more real than Sarah Palin, or a comic book character--no more authentic than Joe Izuzu. The men up on the stage at the Republican debates are not "regular guys." Often, they look and sound like something from another planet. Good Republicans know this and that is why they are depressed. And I don't blame them. Look folks, Barak Obama is going to be your President for a long time and he will probably be replaced by another Dem in 2016. That is just the way it is. Argue with him, disagree with him and call him out when he is wrong, but he's our guy. Our "Regular Guy."

  • leer Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 30, 2011 9:47 a.m.


  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Oct. 30, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    Apparently taking a page out of Bush's book. Or is that Palin's book. Or Bachman's book?

  • SpanishImmersed Mesa, AZ
    Oct. 30, 2011 9:36 a.m.

    BHO is now an imperialist president for his final year, stating that he will no longer wait on congress but issue executive orders from now on.

  • GoGetter Sandy, UT
    Oct. 30, 2011 9:28 a.m.

    Regular guys could run the country better than Obama is right now. When I'm voting I'm going to remember how the economy is right now, THEN vote. I'm not going to vote on the "regular guy", but the best candidate.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Oct. 30, 2011 9:17 a.m.

    Appreciative of Democrats, Independents, and undecided voters. It has become literally impossible to relate to the Republican Party.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 30, 2011 7:04 a.m.

    a regular guy?? HA!! Since when did Barack become a "regular guy". He may be a cool cat with his appearance on Leno and other cool talk shows clearly in an attempt to appeal to his "occupy Wallstreet rabble" base but other than that the man is LIGHT years apart from Joe the plumber and the rest of real Americans. Barack never had a real job nor did he ever run any sort of business. He was never a governor and thus never once had to be accountable to the people of a state and face real, concrete issues that anyone in leadership has to face. No Barack has been isolated in his Marxist , community organizer, radical bubble his entire adult life and has NO IDEA how to connect to the majority of "working and tax paying" Americans. The lap dog Obama media may try to reshape his image over the next year but anyone paying attention will see through that silly facade. Obama has never seen real America nor does he understand how real America and capitalism works.

  • Honor Code Denver, Colorado
    Oct. 30, 2011 2:31 a.m.

    "Regular Guy"????

    Most regular guys I know work for a living!!!