Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Obama Evening Wrap Up....VP Frenzy!!!!!!

obama at a townhall meeting in raleigh, north carolina


The VP Frenzy is off the HOOK!!!

Man, I have never heard so many folks with a "VP" Pick and what Obama should do, including moi. So, far Obama has shown good judgment, meaning he was against the Iraq War, he has run a campaign OUTSIDE OF THE D.C. CW (conventional wisdom), he has steered a tight, disciplined ship, he has loyal supporters and workers, and he is his own man.

For me, this means he will pick someone probably not being talked about by the cable news desk clerks.

At this point, who knows? But I hope it is not Joe Biden, though the Washington Press would love it. He represents NOTHING of change and would not be the one to carry Obama's legacy. He is TOO OLD. Sorry, he is. Evan Bayh is problematic on several levels. His wife works closely with K Street and she is a high priced attorney in D.C. Bayh is more strident to the Republican leaning view than any of the possible picks, just look at his voting record. Hillary Clinton, well too much baggage, we know the true feeling that the Clintons have for Obama, which is not much and if you still have Bill Clinton out there praising John McCain, why be bothered? Kathleen Sebelius and Tim Kaine do represent the CHANGE that has driven the Obama Campaign, but lacks experience per the cable news desk clerks. But who cares what the desk clerks have to say, many said that Obama would not win, don't have experience, and look where HE is!!!

At the end of all this frenzy is this, Barack Obama must close the deal to the public. A VP pick will help only so far, this means in a bump in the polls, this means bringing a state (maybe), even being an attack dog. The VP pick will only help so far. In the end, Barack Obama must close the deal with the public. If he does not, he will not win. Simple as that.


Great Ad by Moveon about Obama vs. McCain

h/t jack turner


Obama fires back at McCain in VFW speech: ‘I will let no one question my love of this country’

John McCain spoke yesterday to the VFW’s national convention, and delivered an ugly, insulting speech. He took credit for the passage of bills he opposed, he papered over his own humiliating record of misjudgments on national security issues, and McCain once again attacked Barack Obama’s patriotism, effectively accusing him of treason by insisting that Obama wants the U.S. to fail in Iraq because of his personal “ambition.”

Today, it was Obama’s turn. He didn’t hold back.

“[W]e do have differences in this election. But one of the things that we have to change in this country is the idea that people can’t disagree without challenging each other’s character and patriotism. I have never suggested that Senator McCain picks his positions on national security based on politics or personal ambition. I have not suggested it because I believe that he genuinely wants to serve America’s national interest. Now, it’s time for him to acknowledge that I want to do the same.

“Let me be clear: I will let no one question my love of this country. I love America, so do you, and so does John McCain. When I look out at this audience, I see people of different political views. You are Democrats and Republicans and Independents. But you all served together, and fought together, and bled together under the same proud flag. You did not serve a Red America or a Blue America — you served the United States of America.

“So let’s have a serious debate, and let’s debate our disagreements on the merits of policy — not personal attacks. And no matter how heated it gets or what kind of campaign he chooses to run, I will honor Senator McCain’s service, just like I honor the service of every veteran in this room, and every American who has worn the uniform of the United States.”


obama's speech at vfw conference in orlando, florida




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Late Morning Break, here......................................

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