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Dick Morris: "Obama the New Jimmy Carter"
NewsMax.com ^ | 20 Aug 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

Posted on 08/20/2008 6:40:46 AM PDT by seanmerc

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.

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1 posted on 08/20/2008 6:40:46 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

He does have a peanut head


2 posted on 08/20/2008 6:41:24 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Cracker power Brother)
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To: seanmerc

Jimmy Carter’s second term!!!


3 posted on 08/20/2008 6:41:37 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: seanmerc

He’s not Carter; he’s Dukakis.


4 posted on 08/20/2008 6:43:35 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: seanmerc

>>>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. He would have stood up to the Clintons and recaptured his own convention. <<<

si.


5 posted on 08/20/2008 6:43:50 AM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: seanmerc

Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.


6 posted on 08/20/2008 6:45:29 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: seanmerc

For all his warts, Morris is usually an interesting read, though with his experience he ought to be even better than that.
Something I don’t understand about the conventions: why do the Democrats usually go first? You would think they’d learn not to give us the “last word.”
The GOP convention is going to dispel all the pixie dust their convention spreads around.


7 posted on 08/20/2008 6:46:04 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (My spiritual advisor is a lawyer.)
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To: B Knotts

Nope. James Buchanan.


8 posted on 08/20/2008 6:46:21 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

It’s tradition that the party of the sitting president goes second.


9 posted on 08/20/2008 6:47:02 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Unfortunately, the Carter era will be looked upon fondly as a Golden Age of prosperity when compared to the Obamanation that could be upon us soon.


10 posted on 08/20/2008 6:48:24 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("My advice: Quit supporting the party that is symbolized by an ass." Ted Nugent)
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To: Always Right

When you’re right, you’re right.


11 posted on 08/20/2008 6:49:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: seanmerc

Reminds me of the candid talk accidentally caught on the mics when Bambi was talking to Gordon Brown. Obama said something to the effect, “We don’t have to know everything - that’s what advisors are for. We just have to make sound judgments.”A wannabe, actually explaining this to a leader.

Can you imagine McCain saying such a thing? McCain makes his own decisions, while Carter or Obama freeze and wait for advice.


12 posted on 08/20/2008 6:49:22 AM PDT by drierice
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To: al baby

In an interview with Carl Cameron today (June 9th, 2008), Sen. McCain introduced some new pushback to Sen. Obama’s assertion that the GOPer represents a Bush third term. The presumptive Republican nominee instead argues that the Illinois Democrat is promoting policies that would mean a second term for President Carter.

http://cameron.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/06/09/mccain-obamacarter-second-term/


13 posted on 08/20/2008 6:49:31 AM PDT by IrishMike (Obama stands for change. He wants to change the subject.)
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To: seanmerc

Having Morris critique Obama’s campaign strategy is like having the French critique Italian military strategy.


14 posted on 08/20/2008 6:49:39 AM PDT by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net (We are the dangerous ones, who stand between all we love and a more dangerous world.)
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To: Mygirlsmom
I'll take "George Bush's Third Term" (as B--whose middle name must never be spoken--Obama likes to say),,,

over "Jimmy Carter's Second Term" ANYDAY!!!!

15 posted on 08/20/2008 6:49:49 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: seanmerc

Thanks, I never knew that!
So...Dems respect any tradition? :)


16 posted on 08/20/2008 6:50:01 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (My spiritual advisor is a lawyer.)
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To: seanmerc
"If she or her supporters tried to disrupt the convention or demonstrate outside, she would pay a huge price among the party faithful."

And yet, Hillary's supporters are *right now* engaged in a massive email campaign to disrupt Obama's nomination.

Fienstein has already dropped out rather than be part of the coup, but Democratic Party delegates and unelected super-delegates are going to be voting for Hillary at their Convention.

17 posted on 08/20/2008 6:50:19 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: IrishMike

please pass the malaise


18 posted on 08/20/2008 6:54:50 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Cracker power Brother)
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To: seanmerc

It’s even worse than that. Obama is worse than Carter—hard as it is to believe that possible.


19 posted on 08/20/2008 6:58:10 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The ruling Chinese oligarchy is the envy of the American Left.)
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To: RexBeach

Buchanan was elected, though.


20 posted on 08/20/2008 6:58:13 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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