Skip to comments.Obama's Backbone Deficit
Posted on 08/18/2008 6:49:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
LAST week raised important questions about whether Barack Obama is strong enough to be president. On the domestic political front, he showed incredible weakness in dealing with the Clintons, while on foreign and defense questions, he betrayed a lack of strength and resolve in standing up to Russia's invasion of Georgia.
This two-dimensional portrait of weakness underscores fears that Obama might, indeed, be a latter-day Jimmy Carter.
Consider first the domestic and political. Bill and Hillary Clinton have no leverage over Obama. Hillary can't win the nomination. She doesn't control any committees. If she or her supporters tried to disrupt the convention or demonstrate outside, she would pay a huge price among the party faithful. If Obama lost - after Hillary made a fuss at the convention - they would blame her for all eternity (just like Democrats blame Ted Kennedy for Carter's defeat).
But, without having any leverage or a decent hand to play, the Clintons bluffed Obama into amazing concessions. Hillary will speak on Tuesday night in prime time. Chelsea will introduce her. She will get to play a film extolling her virtues produced by Harry Bloodworth Thomason. Bill will speak on Wednesday night. Hillary's name will be placed into nomination. She will get to have nominating and seconding speeches on her behalf. And, on Thursday night, the last night of the convention, the roll call will show how narrowly Obama prevailed.
So Obama gave away Tuesday night, Wednesday night and part of Thursday night to the Clintons. It will really be their convention. A stronger candidate would've called their bluff and confined the Clintons to one night on which both Hillary and Bill spoke (he would have outshone her). He would have blocked a roll call by allowing a voice vote to nominate by acclimation.
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The sign is priceless; I hope it’s real.
Great picture, lol.
It’s funny, but it looks photo shopped.
...Given his disastrous performance on Saturday at Pastor Rick Warren's forum, photo shopped signs probably won't be necessary...without David Axelrod writing any prepared text, the Unscripted Obama is hopeless.
He gives away political concessions when he holds the upper hand. Heck, he ought to be a Republican!
He will be pressured to appear strong, and when he tries to act tough, he will over-play his role and display to the world what a punk he truly is.
I can’t wait.
Obama’s pick is Evan Bayh: an inept staffer leaked it mistakenly and CNN posted it before pulling their own link.
Love the sign....
would make a killer bumper sticker!!!
KumBAYHa my Lord
Someone’s leaking Lord
The despondent balloon is a nice touch.
I cant wait.'
That's what Rush said today in so many words...that Team Obama will over coach him, filling his head with facts and figures to spit out like a huge mainframe computer from Back In The Day.
...And even if he loses all the debates, he'll have MSM Lapdogs like Andrea Mitchell to spin for him, saying McCain came off 'harsh' or a favorite Liberal phrase, 'mean spirited'.
Black Whiteguilt Oblack may beat McGovern’s Record??
Pray for W and Our Troops
If the country was under serious attack, would Obama have the resolve to push the button on the big one? I’m afraid he would hesitate to the point it would become a major problem for us. He is not Presidential material, not in the least.
Jimmy Carter Obama resonates with voters over the age of 50.
If that is true, Obama can blame someone else again.
He seems to be getting really good at blaming others.
Such as blaming McCain for not telling Corsi to stop hounding him.
Or blaming Rick Warren for letting McCain out of the cone of silence.
Barry, Barry-—grow up.
lol. . .great!
Mistakenly. Mmmm hmmmmm. I dun theen' so.
despondentflaccid balloon is a nice touch.
I was thinking the same thing!
The semi-deflated balloon gives a nice subtle touch to it also.
That's not exactly true: If, behind the scenes, Hillary has convinced enough of the superdelegates to change their minds, she will be the democratic nominee, no matter what Team Obama believes. One should never count the Clinton's out.
He definitely could use a backbone implant. To me the most striking example is that he could sit in the racist Reverend Wright’s church for 20 years and not say a word...until it came to light.
This guy is a chameleon.
You’re nuts. Demographics are much more finely grained than that. He may resonate with the over 50 hippy/commie/marxist set and the over 50 white-guilt mush for brains set, but that’s it.
You are right! I am certainly over 50 and would never vote for this bafoon.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
He has both a backbone deficit and a brain deficit.
An interesting question is why did he do this, after his heavy-handed treatment of them during the primary races. Why offer consessions now ?
THere's something else going on here...
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