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Obama should run (Chicago Tribune Editorial)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/6/06 | N/A

Posted on 12/06/2006 11:09:09 AM PST by BlackRazor

Edited on 12/06/2006 11:16:53 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

With the 2008 presidential field taking shape, the striking thing is how little excitement most of the possible candidates are likely to evoke.

There are the polarizing figures: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich. There are the candidates who've been here before, such as Sens. Joe Biden, John McCain and John Kerry. There are the little-known politicians whose best hope may be the second spot on the ticket, like Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and former New York Gov. George Pataki. There are the capital veterans, including Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), whose importance inside the Beltway may make them imagine they have electoral strength beyond it.


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: obama
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1 posted on 12/06/2006 11:09:10 AM PST by BlackRazor
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To: BlackRazor

Yeah he should run...for the hills.


2 posted on 12/06/2006 11:11:09 AM PST by RockinRight (Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. He's a Socialist. And unqualified.)
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To: BlackRazor
I feel nauseas......... BaRF
3 posted on 12/06/2006 11:12:02 AM PST by yobid (A world without Islam is a world with peace)
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To: BlackRazor
Dear Chicago Tribune,
Could you please provide me with a summary of Senator Osama-obama's extensive accomplishments that would qualify him for such a significant position?

What's that? You say he doesn't have any? You say he should run because he gives good speeches?

Well, golly then. I guess we might as well not even bother having an election if it's already been decided by the Chicago Tribune...

4 posted on 12/06/2006 11:14:43 AM PST by kromike
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To: BlackRazor

Even if he doesn't win, more than one candidate forces a debate and will keep Hillary from sneaking in under the radar. She'll be forced to go on the record on things she probably would rather not.


5 posted on 12/06/2006 11:14:46 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: BlackRazor

America, where apparently just anybody can be President.


6 posted on 12/06/2006 11:14:58 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: BlackRazor
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I totally agree.

7 posted on 12/06/2006 11:15:08 AM PST by Wormwood (the happiest sadist)
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To: BlackRazor

He is perfect for the dims because he is so purdy.


8 posted on 12/06/2006 11:15:44 AM PST by beltfed308 (Democrats :Tough on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism)
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To: BlackRazor

Just what we need. Another lawyer with no executive experience of any type under his belt at all running the executive branch.

Does the Chicago Tribune even understand the president's job description? (Of course not. It was a rhetorical question.)

Whatever happened to "gravitas," or is that only something white Republican candidates are required to have?


9 posted on 12/06/2006 11:16:18 AM PST by Maceman (This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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To: BlackRazor

Is the US electorate insane enough to elect this greenhorn? I
can see pundits writing about this just for entertainment, but really....!


10 posted on 12/06/2006 11:16:38 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: BlackRazor

"electrifying speech at the last Democratic convention"


What ARE they talking about? It was the usual Democrat bilge. On the basis of one speech, Barack Hussein should run for president? Didn't the MSM say the same thing about Mario Cuomo's speaking abilities and prospects for higher office? What happened to him????


11 posted on 12/06/2006 11:17:23 AM PST by WestSylvanian
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To: BlackRazor

Puff him up, and then after he's got the nomination, look for the skeletons in his closet.


12 posted on 12/06/2006 11:17:42 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: BlackRazor

BARF ALERT:

"Senator Obama is a talented, charismatic politician, a handsome man with a winning smile who also has a sharp intelligence. His only weakness seems to be his lack of legislative accomplishments, due obviously to his junior status as a Senator and the fact that he has been in Washington only two years."


13 posted on 12/06/2006 11:19:18 AM PST by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: WestSylvanian
Didn't the MSM say the same thing about Mario Cuomo's speaking abilities and prospects for higher office? What happened to him????

Not really a fair comparison. Cuomo, unlike Obama, had substantial executive experience. He simply miscalculated his timing for a presidential run. Like many of the top-tier Democrats, he sat out 1992, thinking Bush 41 would easily win re-election. He was waiting for the anticipated open-seat race in 1996. Oops.

14 posted on 12/06/2006 11:23:53 AM PST by BlackRazor
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To: BlackRazor
Let's not forget

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

15 posted on 12/06/2006 11:25:08 AM PST by SMM48
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To: BlackRazor
Go Obama, and take Hillary with you!
16 posted on 12/06/2006 11:25:36 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: kromike

Could you please provide me with a summary of Senator Osama-obama's extensive accomplishments that would qualify him for such a significant position?"

Well...he was AWESOME on Oprah!


17 posted on 12/06/2006 11:25:45 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: Solamente

--and would not even be a senator had not his opponent's
sealed divorce records been conveniently exposed at the critical time during the campaign--


18 posted on 12/06/2006 11:26:18 AM PST by rellimpank (-don't believe anything the MSM states about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: BlackRazor
"... are the capital veterans, including Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), whose importance inside the Beltway may make them imagine they have electoral strength beyond it."

It would be fun to watch the very masculine Congressman Hunter debate the very delicate Senator Obama Hussein...

19 posted on 12/06/2006 11:29:48 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: SF Republican

the best dem tic ket would be hillary/obama. this would be good for the O-man because he'll be in the spotlight for 8 years prepping for the big job.

careerwise running as hillary's veep is his biggest opportunity. AND she likes him


20 posted on 12/06/2006 11:29:50 AM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: rellimpank

By the Tribune, iirc.


21 posted on 12/06/2006 11:31:37 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: BlackRazor
Maureen Dowd - one of several dysfunctional writers for the NYT said in a column this week that Barack could not win because of his name;

OBAMA HUSSEIN BARACK

She was despondent about this (but when is she NOT despondent), and thought he should have a nickname that did not sound like famous terrorists names - nor have a last name that rhymed with Iraq.

She also ignored, or was ignorant of that fact that it was Senator Kennedy who botched up the pronunciation of Osama Barama.... :o)
22 posted on 12/06/2006 11:32:04 AM PST by Rhetorical pi2
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To: BlackRazor

Two years ago this empty suit was an Illinois state legislator...and already he's qualified to be President?


23 posted on 12/06/2006 11:33:11 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out)
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To: ConservativeDude
Well...he was AWESOME on Oprah!...
Has it come to this? I'm afraid you are right. We could substitute American President for American Idol and do the whole thing once a year on TV, most everybody would be happy.
24 posted on 12/06/2006 11:33:14 AM PST by Old North State
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To: Non-Sequitur

Don't ever think, that Osama-Obama is going to be the one who will smoke out Herself, the Cold and Joyless, on ANY position.

Her strength lies in the concealment of any serious examination of whatever it is that Herself, the Cold and Joyless, holds to be an eternal truth.

Including the ever-important Gonad Lock-Box. Osama-Obama has already been advised of its existence.


25 posted on 12/06/2006 11:34:20 AM PST by alloysteel (Facts do not cease to exist, just because they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley)
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To: BlackRazor

What has he ever done? What are his accomplishments?


27 posted on 12/06/2006 11:35:37 AM PST by 3AngelaD (ic.)
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To: BlackRazor

If Mr. Obama runs, I'm running. I've got just as much experience as he does.

I see the Trib is still a mite myopic. Obama is a garden variety liberal. Nothing more, nothing less. Another Christian who believes in letting mothers end their babies lives. Yeah, Mr. Obama will really be able to bring people together.

I hate this mushy writing about politics. Governing is about leading, not forming a consensus.


28 posted on 12/06/2006 11:46:42 AM PST by RexBeach ("In war there is no substitute for victory." Douglas MacArthur)
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To: BlackRazor

Of course it's ridiculous, but this Obamamania lowers the bar and makes someone else look like a serious candidate.
Not Hillary. Someone who gives a better speech than Clinton or Obama; who's prettier; who isn't a woman or black; whose name is suffused with presidential associations and manly consonants.
John Edwards.
Do I hear laughter? Snickering?
Now taking bets.


29 posted on 12/06/2006 11:53:21 AM PST by Graymatter
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To: BlackRazor

They left out his first name, "Rock Star".


30 posted on 12/06/2006 11:57:20 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: kromike

Why have a fake negro when you can vote for the real thing-- Al Sharpton?


31 posted on 12/06/2006 12:01:20 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Solamente

The MSM is pushing Obama right now, because in contrast, he makes Hillary look extremely qualified.

Can anyone name a significant accomplishment that either Barat Obama or Hillarious have accomplished?


32 posted on 12/06/2006 12:02:57 PM PST by proudpapa (of three.)
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To: Rhetorical pi2
OBAMA HUSSEIN BARACK

Who's to say he isn't the Jr. Hitler of Irans long lost jihad brother? No way no how he wins even one primary. Look who votes in the Iowa caucus, NH Primary and South Carolina primary. He's a non starter.

33 posted on 12/06/2006 12:03:22 PM PST by IamConservative (Any man who agrees with you on everything, also lies to others.)
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To: BlackRazor

Man, Im getting sick of this guy. What legislation has he authored? What committees has he headed up? What the hell has he done??


34 posted on 12/06/2006 12:09:07 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: BlackRazor

35 posted on 12/06/2006 12:10:39 PM PST by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: BlackRazor
Would the Chicago Tribune turn over the running of their newspaper to this man?

Why not, he has no experience, but he does play a stateman on TV. That ought to be more than enough.

36 posted on 12/06/2006 12:11:39 PM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: Rhetorical pi2
OBAMA HUSSEIN BARACK
She ... thought he should ... not ... have a last name that rhymed with Iraq.

But, "Barack" is his first name.

Nonetheless, we're smellin' what you're steppin' in, Rhet! ;O)

37 posted on 12/06/2006 12:12:23 PM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: cardinal4
Man, Im getting sick of this guy. What legislation has he authored? What committees has he headed up? What the hell has he done??

Go here:

http://www.issues2000.org/Barack_Obama.htm

He's worse than the MSM will ever tell us.

38 posted on 12/06/2006 12:16:11 PM PST by OldSmaj (Death to Islam. I am now and will always be, a sworn enemy of all things muslim.)
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To: MSF BU
>>>It would be fun to watch the very masculine Congressman Hunter debate the very delicate Senator Obama Hussein... <<<

...and/or the very obese and full of pigeon droppings Senator Christopher Dodd.

39 posted on 12/06/2006 12:18:07 PM PST by HardStarboard (Give Pelosi and Reid Enough Rope to Hang Themselves.)
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To: IamConservative
Look who votes in the Iowa caucus

I know who votes in the Iowa caucus, which is why I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him do quite well here.

40 posted on 12/06/2006 12:19:28 PM PST by newgeezer (Iowan since 1960)
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To: IamConservative

Because he's a Christian man, that's why. Church of Christ, to be exact. His birth-given name has no bearing on his ideology, and it's immature and petty to impune a God-fearing man that way. We have so many legitimate reasons upon which to criticize him without calling a Christian man Islamic. That's just low.

I wouldn't want to be characterized as a traitor to this nation just because somewhere in my distant ancestry, before all of this terrorist crap started up, an Islamic relative of mine whom my dad wished to honor was named "Hussein."

I fear more the wolves in sheep's clothing. Men who go by names such as Richard Reid...


41 posted on 12/06/2006 12:23:17 PM PST by seraphMTH
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To: BlackRazor
"Cuomo ... simply miscalculated his timing for a presidential run."

There was no time in which Cuomo could have launched a successful presidential run. He is a pro-choice, anti-death-penalty New York liberal whose views would not have played well at all in the south, midwest, and southwest.
42 posted on 12/06/2006 12:28:23 PM PST by riverdawg
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To: RockinRight

Or in the New York City Marathon.


43 posted on 12/06/2006 12:38:33 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: seraphMTH

And Barack (Iraq) (Saddam) Hussein Obama (Osama), just because he was raised in a Muslim household in his early years, and attended a madrass in Indonesia until he was moved to Hawaii and placed in a public school, had a "come to Jesus" moment and "became" a Christian, does that mean that the early years COULD NOT POSSIBLY have influenced a predilection to return to Islam?

I have not seen that Osama-Obama has renounced Mohammed and all his works. And if he were truly Islamic, he would lie about that anyway. It is OK for Muslims to lie to the Dhimmi.

I cut him no slack whatsoever.


44 posted on 12/06/2006 12:42:43 PM PST by alloysteel (Facts do not cease to exist, just because they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley)
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To: riverdawg
There was no time in which Cuomo could have launched a successful presidential run. He is a pro-choice, anti-death-penalty New York liberal whose views would not have played well at all in the south, midwest, and southwest.

Perhaps not, but he certainly could have won the Democratic nomination. And if Bush 41's approval rating was at 34% on election day (as it was), he would have had a shot. Clinton had enough electoral votes in '92 that he still would have won, even if you subtracted out all of the southern and several of the midwestern/southwestern states.

45 posted on 12/06/2006 12:48:14 PM PST by BlackRazor
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To: All
Is he or ain't he, a Muslim? Yes, yes he goes to a Christian church, so what? BJ carried a stage Bible around on Sundays.

A fellow Freeper sorted out some of the thousands of sites on the Internet and passed along one with a long discussion that included this:

". . .children born of Muslim lineage will be considered Muslims and according to Islamic law the door of apostasy will never be opened to them. If anyone of them renounces Islam, he will be as deserving of execution as the person who has renounced kufr to become a Muslim and again has chosen the way of kufr. All the jurists of Islam agree with this decision. On this topic absolutely no difference exists among the experts of shari'ah."

If any child renounces Islam it is no different than someone accepting Islam and then later rejects it. Both must die. But..

There's this, "Either they can leave the state and change, or, if they are firm in their change and faithful in their adherence to this other order which they have chosen and have seriously determined to establish in the place of the religion of their fathers, then let them place their life in danger and play the game of 'life risk', apart from which no order can be changed."

As I understand it, they can leave the Muslim country else if they insist upon staying and reject Islam they "play the game of 'life risk.'"

So Mr Obama was born a Muslim but he was not in a Muslim country so, no harm no foul?

Still, I am curious about why no radical Muslims' condemnations of Mr. Obama sans fatwa. He turned his back on Islam.

46 posted on 12/06/2006 12:54:11 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: seraphMTH
I fear more the wolves in sheep's clothing. Men who go by names such as Richard Reid...

Or hide their middle name. Perhaps Obama is what he appears to be, but I believe reason exists to look furhter.

47 posted on 12/06/2006 3:35:42 PM PST by IamConservative (Any man who agrees with you on everything, also lies to others.)
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To: BlackRazor
Barack HUSSEIN Obama?

I hope there aren't any more Freepers who still believe the Chicago Tribune is not a liberal paper.

48 posted on 12/06/2006 6:22:26 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: BlackRazor

And then Cuomo couldn't even get re-elected as governor (or dog-catcher, for that matter.)


49 posted on 12/06/2006 7:21:12 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: kromike

The word for this guy is Tabula Rasa. The libs are projecting onto him their hopes for a liberal renaissance despite the fact that modern day liberalism is a grotesque tumor. They figure his pretty boy mask will conceal the real Dorian Gray face underneath.

Don't make the mistake of thinking there is no substance to this guy or that he is an emty suit. The substance is that of the Fabian Socialist, and the suit is sewn from Marxist cloth.

This guy knows how to package cultural Marxism in an appealing package: watch all his speeches that decry an over reliance on govt, "BUT OTOH we can't allow people to fall thru the cracks," and other jive platitudes delivered in a mellifluous tone. He has the veneer to beguile a whole lot of voting dummies who don't pay attention.


50 posted on 12/06/2006 8:26:32 PM PST by DMZFrank
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