Skip to comments.Dick Morris: "Obama — the New Jimmy Carter"
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 Russias 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 cant win the nomination. She doesnt 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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He does have a peanut head
Jimmy Carter’s second term!!!
He’s not Carter; he’s Dukakis.
>>>A stronger candidate wouldve 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. <<<
Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.
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.
Nope. James Buchanan.
It’s tradition that the party of the sitting president goes second.
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.
When you’re right, you’re right.
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.
In an interview with Carl Cameron today (June 9th, 2008), Sen. McCain introduced some new pushback to Sen. Obamas 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.
Having Morris critique Obama’s campaign strategy is like having the French critique Italian military strategy.
over "Jimmy Carter's Second Term" ANYDAY!!!!
Thanks, I never knew that!
So...Dems respect any tradition? :)
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.
please pass the malaise
It’s even worse than that. Obama is worse than Carter—hard as it is to believe that possible.
Buchanan was elected, though.
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