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[Michael "Tank Driver"] Dukakis: It's Probably Obama in '08, But the Campaign Needs to Improve
New York Observer ^ | 29 Apr 08 | Steve Kornacki

Posted on 04/29/2008 1:25:25 PM PDT by seanmerc

The Massachusetts Democratic primary, along with nearly two dozen other primaries and caucuses, was held on Feb. 5. Hillary Clinton won it by 15 points, one of her best showings anywhere this year, and Michael Dukakis voted in it—but he won’t say for whom.

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Mr. Dukakis has maintained an adamantly neutral public stance throughout the campaign, hoping instead to sell both candidates and their campaigns on the need for assembling a massive grassroots organizing effort—a captain and six block leaders in all 200,000 precincts in the country—for the fall. But he also said that Barack Obama will probably be the nominee and the race decided by early June, and possibly much sooner, with primaries in Indiana and North Carolina on tap next week.

“If Obama wins both of those states on the sixth of May, I don’t see how as a practical matter he doesn’t have it,” Mr. Dukakis, who officially clinched the Democratic nomination in June 1988, said in an interview this week.

If he doesn’t score a two-state sweep, Mr. Dukakis said, the contest will be decided “relatively quickly” after the final primaries, in South Dakota and Montana on June 3, with the remaining undecided superdelegates quickly making their preferences known. Asked whether the pledged-delegate count—which Sen. Obama is assured of leading—and popular-vote tally will be decisive, Mr. Dukakis said, “I would think. I mean, we’ve had a contest. You look at the numbers.”

An ally of Howard Dean, the Democratic national chairman who has taken a hard line against Florida’s and Michigan’s claims to full convention representation based on their January contests, Mr. Dukakis bristles at the notion that Sen. Clinton should get any credit—in delegates or in popular votes—for her nominal victories there.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Illinois; US: Massachusetts; US: New York
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Tank Driver speaks!
1 posted on 04/29/2008 1:25:27 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
Maybe President Dukakis he could ask Susan Ostrich to help out .
2 posted on 04/29/2008 1:28:13 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: seanmerc

LOLOLOL... Oh, It hurts! It hurts!

The least relevant politician ever... LOL... He’s not “finally” speaking out, it’s just that he finally found a reporter dumb enough to listen to him, and dumb enough to believe anyone in the world would care!


3 posted on 04/29/2008 1:29:38 PM PDT by COgamer
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To: seanmerc

Things are really bad when Dukakis is givng advice.


4 posted on 04/29/2008 1:30:04 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama: America is the greatest country on the earth, Help me bring change.)
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To: seanmerc

Nobody knows campaigns that stink on ice like ol Mikey.


5 posted on 04/29/2008 1:30:12 PM PDT by mgc1122
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To: COgamer

Well, he is credible on the subject of campaigns that need to improve.


6 posted on 04/29/2008 1:30:57 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: COgamer

Well, he is credible on the subject of campaigns that need to improve.


7 posted on 04/29/2008 1:31:05 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: kbennkc
Hey Michael,

How would you like a job baby-sitting the former Governor of Georgia?

8 posted on 04/29/2008 1:32:04 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: seanmerc
Needs to...to..improve? snicker, snicker...hehehe...LOL!

Yes, I gues you could say it needs to improve.

But how do you improve on such a disaster?

It has become obvious to Americans of all stripes that Obama's former pastor, Wright, is hate-filled and anti-American.

Obama's lame attempts to distance himself, though probably orchestrated for just this purpose, will not wash. Wright has just been too close for far, far too long. Since his ties to Obama are so deep and long standing, people are now looking at what Wright actually teaches, his ideology and theology, and what Obama has listened to for the last 20 years.

Wright teaches Black Liberation Theology that was the creation of the black radical James Hal Cone, who took the Latin American Liberation Theology that had been created by Marxists to lure poor catholics into their "revolution" (because they knew their totally Godless marxism would not work), and revamped it for blacks in America.

This theology teaches that Christ was an oppressed black man living under whitey rule (the Romans) who was as much or more of a social revolutionary against white oppression as he was about spiritual salvation. In this sense, the theology is much closer to what the Islamics teach about Christ than what true Christians teach about Him.

It is a hate-filled, bigoted, anti-American, race bating, marxist construct. Here is what it's creator, James Hal Cone, says about it, the same James Hal Cone who Wright constantly refers to and holds up as an icon:

"Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community ... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love."
This then is the trough from which Barack Hussein Obama has fed and the well from which he has drunk deeply for the past 20+ years.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY AND OBAMA'S CHURCH

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - OBAMA'S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AND SUPPORT

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

9 posted on 04/29/2008 1:32:17 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: seanmerc

Obama / Dukakis ‘08!!!


10 posted on 04/29/2008 1:34:15 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: seanmerc

“General Patton in elevator shoes”...that line cracks me up every time I think about Doodoocaca.


11 posted on 04/29/2008 1:42:00 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: seanmerc
Ha, knew I could find it!!!!!


12 posted on 04/29/2008 1:43:03 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: F15Eagle

I went to a Lobster Bake at his house in Brookline. It was the first time I met him. I knew at that moment why he could never be President of my country. He was like a fish that you threw back, because he wasn’t a keeper. But the Christmas party with the Open Bar in the Governor’s Council Chamber. Now that was an experience. Will she? Or won’t she. All heads would turn.


13 posted on 04/29/2008 1:43:34 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

The New York Observer editor must’ve covered every angle of the campaign, except the Dukaka factor.


14 posted on 04/29/2008 1:51:17 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: massgopguy

Now if we could just get Obama to drive a tank with the same type of helmet ....


15 posted on 04/29/2008 1:59:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: seanmerc

More kaka from commando Dukakis.....


16 posted on 04/29/2008 2:01:47 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: F15Eagle

Now if we could just get Obama to drive a tank with the same type of helmet ....

Or Hillary.....


17 posted on 04/29/2008 2:02:59 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Well, both of them. First one we use to knock Obama out now, and Hillary later.


18 posted on 04/29/2008 2:16:03 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: massgopguy

We`ve got cousins all over Newberryport that still
think he would have been a great Prez,but of course
some of the most radical groups back in the `70s had
ties to Newberryport

Lobster,umm,thinking about getting up and makeing a
run to Krogers for a coupla of `em


19 posted on 04/29/2008 2:37:20 PM PDT by Harold Shea ( Operation Chaos,way to go Rush)
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To: massgopguy

What year was that? What gave you that impression?


20 posted on 04/29/2008 2:44:09 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: F15Eagle

That pic of Dukakis was hilarious when it appeared twenty years ago.

Not to get technical, but consider this (I was a tanker once, in M-48s and M-60s): Dukakis is actually occupying the position of the tank commander, the one with the best field of view (gunner and loader are inside and the driver sits inside the hull front slope).

Think about it: the `T.C.’ tells the driver where to steer, identifies targets and commands the gunner to engage, and communicates with other vehicle crews. He is the senior most experienced crew member.

Dukakis in that position might as well have been a kid in a carnival ride. I’ve always wondered who on the ground was talking to the actual vehicle driver.

Would’ve been cheaper and less complicated for Dukakis to show up at a pistol range and blast away with a .44 Magnum.

Same hypocrisy, same phoniness, same effect.


21 posted on 04/29/2008 2:48:52 PM PDT by elcid1970 (My cartridges are dipped in pig grease.)
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To: Harold Shea

I have property in Newburyport, I hope your cousins don’t hang about the “Thirsty Whale.”


22 posted on 04/29/2008 2:56:29 PM PDT by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: seanmerc

Tanks for sharing your wisdom, Mikey.


23 posted on 04/29/2008 2:59:02 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Average White Conservative)
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To: seanmerc

LMAO that photo.


24 posted on 04/29/2008 4:31:15 PM PDT by Katarina
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To: elcid1970

IIRC, he tried rolling up his sleeves to look like a “regular guy” and then the tank thing. Bad PR moves, both of them.


25 posted on 04/29/2008 5:34:36 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: seanmerc

Dukakis was my academic advisor at Northeastern University from 1992-94! I am not kidding. In fact, through him I met John Kerry, who I loathed from the moment I met him...cold, arrogant and condescending. Dukakis was a good man, terrible politician.

I was a liberal democrat then, I actually held a sign up for Clinton all day in 1992 on election day near the polls at the Boston public library. My shameful past!


26 posted on 04/29/2008 7:12:48 PM PDT by FUMETTI (Barack Obama's supporters are mindless sheep)
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To: seanmerc

Geez... I didn’t even know Beetle Baily was still around.


27 posted on 04/29/2008 7:27:33 PM PDT by mtg
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To: kbennkc

Operation: "Wright To Kill"


28 posted on 04/30/2008 5:24:48 AM PDT by Brainhose (Just a typical white person.)
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To: Brainhose

The head rats have got be be scrambling for a way not to nominate him . I have been laughing so hard I split my lip .


29 posted on 04/30/2008 6:01:43 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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