Ward has echoed another politician known for his communication skills. Guess who?

Betsy Russell’s scoop Thursday in the Spokesman-Review about Vaughn Ward’s cribbed position statements isn’t the first time Ward's words have sounded similar to another pol's.

There's a rhetorical parallel in the closing words of Ward’s Jan. 26 campaign kickoff at the Idaho Statehouse and the 2004 Democratic convention speech of an until-then obscure senator from Illinois — Barack Obama.

This is not to say Ward studied Obama's speech. Urgency and passion and unity are old-fashioned political currency. But it's fun to see how alike the two sounded as they gave the biggest speeches of their lives at the time.

Obama in 2004: “America! Tonight, if you feel the same energy that I do, if you feel the same urgency that I do, if you feel the same passion I do, if you feel the same hopefulness that I do - if we do what we must do, then I have no doubts that all across the country, from Florida to Oregon, from Washington to Maine, the people will rise up in November, and John Kerry will be sworn in as president, and John Edwards will be sworn in as vice president, and this country will reclaim its promise, and out of this long political darkness a brighter day will come.”

Ward in 2010: “As we stand on the crossroads of history, I know we can make the right choices and meet the challenges that lay before us. If you feel the same urgency and the same passion that I do, and if we stand united, and strong, then I have no doubt that our voices will be heard in November. Our country will reclaim its promise. A better day is on the horizon. And out of this darkness will come a stronger, more united nation. One that believes in personal responsibility, fiscal discipline and limited government.”

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It just keeps getting deeper and deeper

Someone take that shovel out of Ward's hands! Quick before he uncovers who he really is all by himself!

How

did this guy ever get a job with the CIA!

I want it known

That I first said this guy was a Republican Barack Obama on Betsy's Blog!

This is getting creepy

As I am reading these stories, I can not help but feel a little creeped out. If the Republican party was smart, they would ask this guy to get out of the race. If he were to somehow win the primary it would make the party look bad, along with securing a victory for Minnick and the dems.

Desperate to dis Vaughn Ward

I can't believe some people are taking this seriously. Talk about grasping at straws.

What can't believe....

What can't you believe? Is it hard for you to imagine that people would want a legitimate candidate with legitimate ideas representing them?

you are delusional

It is the only explanation for why you would continue to blame the media for Ward's stupidity. I guess when you set your standards that low you never have to be disappointed. Good for you.

you are delusional

It is the only explanation for why you would continue to blame the media for Ward's stupidity. I guess when you set your standards that low you never have to be disappointed. Good for you.

Beautiful....

...just beautiful. It's just Republicans doing what Republicans do. Bless his Bill Sali little heart.

ironic

that the best guy the Republicans can emulate is a Democrat.

Yeah it would be shocking...

If someone borrowed someone else's ideas and passed if off as their own.... especially if it was a respected media outlet.

http://www.obnug.com/2010/5/14/1471043/plagiarize-much-idaho-statesman?login=1273869254

Oh wait, if the Statesman and KTVB do it, it's ok.

Ward's campaign stepped in it for sure, but don't act all holier than thou, Idaho Statesman.

Wheel

Why reinvent the wheel?????

Didn't Obama borrow (owe) much from Abe Lincoln?

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Plagiarism

This isn't about any other politician or candidate its about Vaughn Ward.Plain and simple he/his campaign plagiarized.

1 thousand lame brain pols will copy BO's mojo,

but the ? is will his old lady bust his hump for wolfing down wings, hittin marlboros, and carrying a 15 handicap?

THEE-OH-RET-ICKLE!

If you are trying to call him a "great communicator", he's only Bonzo.

Take off.

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