Friday, July 18, 2008

Evening Wrap Up with McCain Running Scared of Obama

republican 'presumptive" nominee, john mccain


Well, it has been a very busy day.

First off, John McCain performed a very bad, "NO-NO" by breaking the embargo on Barack Obama's Iraq/Afghanistan trip. By stating that Obama is in Iraq this weekend is a security issue and John McCain, of all people, should know better than this. Weak. turneresq runs it down, here.

Next, the McCain Campaign is running scurred of the Obama middle east/european trip. The McCain Campaign complied a dossier of questions for reporters who will be on this Obama Trip. This dossier is oppo research and attempts to call to task for reporters to perform their jobs in asking the right questions of Obama, while he is on this trip.

I have never seen or heard of the absurdity just described above.

The McCain Campaign is surely shaking in its shoes to make this trip a "nothing". They are further angered that the three leading evening news anchors will be traveling with Obama, interviewing him and reporting on this trip.

Can we say, "Utter Confusion", on the McCain part.

Lastly, the new attack ad from the McCain Campaign.

This ad hits Obama on foreign policy experience, or lack of it. It is playing in 11 battleground states, starting today, along with the cable networks.

This ad is about Obama's lack of gravitas and uses the Clinton framing of Obama did not schedule or hold any sub-committee meetings on Afghanistan, since he is the chairman. This is stupid, because McCain has a worse Afghanistan hearing record than Obama.

It turns out that presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain has attended even fewer Afghanistan-related Senate hearings over the past two years than Obama's one. Which is a nice way of saying, McCain, R-Ariz., the top Republican on the Senate Armed Service Committee, has attended zero of his committee's six hearings on Afghanistan over the last two years.

Meanwhile, Obama attended the full Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Afghanistan in March 2007, although he used the opportunity to ask Gen. James L. Jones, then the commander of NATO, about Pakistan. continue

Can we say, "Welcome to the General Election?"

The Obama Campaign responds:
Obama spokesman Bill Burton: “While Barack Obama wants to change American foreign policy to wind down the war in Iraq and address the grave threat posed by a resurgent Al Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan, John McCain offers this patently misleading negative ad. Given his calls for a civil campaign, it's disappointing that Sen. McCain has slipped so easily into the same, tired campaign tactics that have become so familiar to the American people."

My take.

All of this is bull*hit. Period. This is all about diminishing the Obama Trip and brandishing him as a nothing.

Obama will be looked upon as the "future face of the United States of America". And he is.

This is a hard time to be a Republican. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have destroyed our image worldwide and bankrupted this country. The economy is in shambles. Jobs are becoming less and less in this country. The Iraq War is sucking us dry. And the list is endless. All of this happened under the Republican regime.

The public has woken up. You get what you vote for. And we don't want anything ELSE to do with the word "Republican" for a very long time to come.



Vetting VPs

Personally, I will be glad when the pick is announced. The rumor changes on the daily.


Rumor: Al Gore to host high dollar fundraiser for Obama

Good, we need all the cash we can get to win in November.
In a sign that Al Gore is gearing up to lend a big assist to Barack Obama, reps for Gore are in the midst of talks with the Obama campaign about a planned high-dollar fundraiser for Obama at the Gore home in Tennessee, according to the Nashville Post.

The preliminary plans also call for a more public event in addition to the private big-money one, the paper says. Gore, who is obviously a huge fundraising draw, already hosted one "unity" fundraiser on behalf of the DNC in May, but this would be his first for Obama since he clinched the nomination. continue



Candidate Brain Trusts...interesting take on the candidate's inner circle....

Details of Obama's Trip is here....

Why Karl Rove Should Go To Jail....

McCain Campaign has started to spider Obama's website for any word sh*t....

Evans/Novak believes to defeat Obama is to go all out basically, negative....

Phil Gramm, the economic McCain "guru' who coined "Americans are whiners" on the economy is officially, gone...a true asshattery of the n'th degree....

Obama targeting Alaska and pouring money in the state....

Afternoon Break, here....

have a great weekend folks, back on line with 'This Week With Barack Obama' on Sunday....but if any photos or video comes out with Obama this weekend, I will post...peace...

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