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Groupmember, on Jennifer Rubin:

I think the movement is probably hard to characterize. Perhaps many of them haven’t even developed their political instincts sufficiently to identify with any one political party. Maybe its just the pervasive stifling of freedoms, professional, personal and spiritual, that motivates them to seek change. Over here, we’re all preoccupied with defining ourselves. Isn’t there a sense that these protests, spontaneous as they were, are expressing things that are more fundamental than can be captured in any one slogan or policy position? That’s why the Obama business about likening Mousavi to A’jad seems ridiculous to me; who knows how the people might have voted had there been a genuine spectrum of options from which to choose. And ultimately, it’s the people who will matter, not the man they’ve chosen to make their champion, in the absence of any other officially sanctioned candidates.



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