Posted tagged ‘Obama’

Relax, Obama is just politicking

June 20, 2008

It’s presidential election campaign season, so it’s time for all media to scrutinize every move made by Barack Obama and John McCain. why so frightening?

(I heard that Obama eats sausage links with his fingers and McCain puts his pants on right leg first, both facts bringing skepticism to their leadership abilities.)  Okay, that was a joke; I have to clarify this, because some people don’t know the difference in levity and genuine criticism.

Here is one example of not understanding simple polliticking by the Obama campaign.  The blog post links to a story about Obama’s people asking two women wearing Muslim headscarves to not sit behind a podium, where Obama was speaking.  Granted, this is not the best move Obama’s people have made, but in their defense, they were simply looking out for their candidate.

Obama has been called everything short of Osam Bin Laden’s twin by his detractors; this Muslim link just won’t go away.  So, what’s the most obvious, though maybe not the best, campaign strategy?  Distance Obama from Muslims.  Not that he’s afraid of the association.  Americans are afraid.

In another obvious piece of politicking, Obama called the two women personally and apologized.

Maybe if Americans were less fearful of the Muslim faith, this sort of politicking wouldn’t be necessary.

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Obama taking fight to McCain in the south

June 9, 2008

Barack Obama is getting feisty, and he’s doing it in battleground states like North Carolina and Virginia.AP photo

Hammering away at John McCain with what promises to be a refrain we’ll hear until November, Obama is linking McCain and George Bush with one salvo after another, hoping the latter’s poor approval rating will drag down his party’s presumtive nominee.

Obama is like a well-produced McDonalds advertisement.  His rhetoric is so clearly defined that it resonates like a jingle. 

Everytime I see McCain,  I can   just hear Obama saying, “100 years in Iraq, 100 Years in Iraq.”

It’s this type of relentless branding that will help Obama defeat McCain in November.

 

DNC clobbers Hillary

June 1, 2008

All the kings horses and all the kings men and the entire Democratic National Committee can’t put Hillary Clinton’s chances to win the Democratic presidential nomination together again.

In fact, the DNC worked very hard yesterday to smash into tiny pieces any semblance of hope Hillary had at surpassing Barack Obama, when the committee decided to split delegates in Michigan down the middle — virtually wrapping up the nomination for Obama.

It has been a great fight, but I for one say let’s move ahead to Obama vs. McCain.