While most of the people thinks that reputation, fame, success, power and money come together, the truth is that many times they don´t.

You can have a well loved veterinarian, have a great reputation, but be nor famous, nor successful, nor rich nor powerful.

You can be powerful and famous but unsuccessful, have a bad reputation and not be particularily rich, for example President Bush.

You can be famous, successful, have a great reputation but not rich nor powerful, for example Mohammad Yunus.

And one great attribute of the American electorate system is that you can be unknown, not well off, have relatively very little power and relatively little success and during just one primary season manage to convince the majority of the Democrats that you are the best candidate to become the most powerful person on the planet. If Obama becomes this person then he will be powerful and famous for sure, his net worth will not change much for at least 4 years, and what is yet left to determine is how successful he will be and what his reputation will look like after his mandate. Hopefully it will be better than Bush´s.

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Javok Zaffaroni on June 8, 2008  · 

En qué te basás para decir que Bush no es rico?

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manutdfan on June 8, 2008  · 

But who judges how successful or how powerful you could be? In my opinion, power and success are measured by one’s objectives and satisfactions throughout a lifetime. I could be powerful, successful, famous and rich and be working as a bartender. I could consider myself powerful because if one wants to order a drink, I am the mediator, I could consider myself rich because I have a family who loves me and whom I love, I could consider myself successful because I take food for my family every day, and I could consider myself famous because my son looks up to me. Isn’t that enough in a life time?

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Martin Varsavsky on June 10, 2008  · 

Bush no está entre las 1000 personas más ricas de Estados Unidos, pero claramente es rico comparado con el ciudadano común.

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