The "politics of hope" didn't take four years to migrate from Edwards' mouth to Obama's — it took six months:
"Our campaign is not based on the politics of cynicism; it's based on the politics of hope"
— John Edwards in a stump speech, 1/28/04politics of cynicism
— Barack Obama in his signature Democratic convention address, 7/27/04
I never though the politics of hope would make me so cynical....
Calls seeking comment from the Obama camp on this uncanny echo were not immediately returned.