Skip to comments.[Michael "Tank Driver"] Dukakis: It's Probably Obama in '08, But the Campaign Needs to Improve
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 itbut he wont say for whom.
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 efforta captain and six block leaders in all 200,000 precincts in the countryfor 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 dont see how as a practical matter he doesnt have it, Mr. Dukakis, who officially clinched the Democratic nomination in June 1988, said in an interview this week.
If he doesnt 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 countwhich Sen. Obama is assured of leadingand popular-vote tally will be decisive, Mr. Dukakis said, I would think. I mean, weve had a contest. You look at the numbers.
An ally of Howard Dean, the Democratic national chairman who has taken a hard line against Floridas and Michigans claims to full convention representation based on their January contests, Mr. Dukakis bristles at the notion that Sen. Clinton should get any creditin delegates or in popular votesfor her nominal victories there.
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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!
Things are really bad when Dukakis is givng advice.
Nobody knows campaigns that stink on ice like ol Mikey.
Well, he is credible on the subject of campaigns that need to improve.
Well, he is credible on the subject of campaigns that need to improve.
How would you like a job baby-sitting the former Governor of Georgia?
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.
“General Patton in elevator shoes”...that line cracks me up every time I think about Doodoocaca.
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.
The New York Observer editor must’ve covered every angle of the campaign, except the Dukaka factor.
More kaka from commando Dukakis.....
Now if we could just get Obama to drive a tank with the same type of helmet ....
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
What year was that? What gave you that impression?
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.
I have property in Newburyport, I hope your cousins don’t hang about the “Thirsty Whale.”
Tanks for sharing your wisdom, Mikey.
LMAO that photo.
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!
Geez... I didn’t even know Beetle Baily was still around.
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 .