Skip to comments.The Presumptive - and Presumptuous - Nominee
Posted on 07/25/2008 5:23:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
There was a spring in Barack Obama's step and a sense of heady excitement in the air as he took to the stage beside Berlin's Victory column for his latest Big Speech. Members of his expansive entourage could have been forgiven for dreaming about the West Wing offices they will occupy in January.
By any yardstick, the first half of the Illinois senator's foreign tour was everything his campaign staff had wished for and a little bit more. Wherever he went, world leaders wanted to bask in his reflected glory as the presumed next president.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq's welcoming gift was an endorsement of Obama's troop withdrawal plan. King Abdullah of Jordan was happy to be his limo driver in Amman while Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted she "wouldn't resist" another presidential back massage.
No wonder some in corridors of London's Foreign Office fear that Obamamania has taken such a grip on 10 Downing Street that the eagerness of Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his acolytes to get a sprinkling of the stardust might alienate John McCain.
Back in the United States, photographs of Obama in shades and headphones besides a respectful General David Petraeus looking out over Baghdad from a Black Hawk helicopter set the tone from the get go.
They screamed commander-in-chief and man of action even without being shown alongside footage of John McCain and President George H. W. Bush tooling around in a golf cart looking like two wayward seniors who'd escaped from a Florida rest home.
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
I’m coining a new phrase for the Obama
Good one. How about “Obamorons” for his sheeple followers?
Starting to get what? This looks like the usual leftist Obasm.
Sarge: Read the whole article...
Exactly how does chatting with a General and taking a European vacation make him look more like a Commander-in-Chief?
where’s the hildabeast? she’s not baking cookies.
Thats a good one!
More like Barack Suckers” ;)
Will the media start calling him the Presumptive President after the convention?
If I know Americans as well as I think I do then all this will do is P#SS most of them off rather than cause them to vote for Osama. If you want to garner votes you work desperately in your own country not prance around the world like you have already won. Obama and his lot think the Presidency is already in his back pocket. I would not be happy if my vote was being taken for granted.
Thank you! His acting like the president-elect has to be ticking off millions of voters that might otherwise lean his way.
McCain’s handlers should take note. The guy looks like one of those oldsters from a Florida rest home who’s just had cataract surgery and has to wear giant sunglasses to shield his rheumy eyes from harsh light. All he needs is a walker and some shorts, white knee socks, and a little golf hat to complete the image. Keep him away from outdoors shots that only emphasize how pale he is and how white his hair is. Get some Hollywood makeup artists to put some good self-tanning solution on him.
Sorry to suggest these cosmetic changes, but Obama is making McCain look OLD and that’s deadly in this youth-obsessed, Madison Avenue culture. And if McCain decides on a dud VP pick like Snooze Alert Tom Ridge, he’s toast. Stick a fork in him.
Damn, I was trying to make something clever out of Obama and Cluster F@#$! I’ll keep trying.
“Thank you! His acting like the president-elect has to be ticking off millions of voters that might otherwise lean his way.”
For the sake of the Free World I hope so!
To be honest I can’t understand why someone would not vote for McCain when the alternative is way too bad to comprehend.