Powerful forces can rather easily launch manufactured candidates into the political arena, even from scratch. An astounding example is found in Obama’s REAL first speech campaigning for the presidency – back in 2004.
As if in a magician’s routine, it has been repeatedly proved that crafted rhetoric and astroturf buzz is enough to generate energy and emotion in a crowd – enough to convince masses of people to vote blindly for a candidate they know little to nothing about, but who carries themselves in a convincing manner. Propagandists and press relations boast big claims about shallow people with bounding ambition.
Obama is a prime example. He entered the national stage as the keynote speaker of the Democratic National Convention in 2004, at a time when he’d only held office at the state level, and wooed crowds as a hailed “rising star” already promising “hope” to a troubled generation. He was stumping for John Kerry, now his Secretary of State, and was introduced as a rising political star by Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State before that. None have made good on promises of peace, restoring civil liberties, ending the wars or bringing home the troops.