Skip to comments.The Obama Campaign is in Disarray
Posted on 09/17/2008 7:18:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
The Obama Campaign is in Disarray By Jonah Goldberg
After running a brilliant and historic primary battle to defeat Hillary Clinton, the Obama campaign is now in disarray. Why?
Perhaps it's because Barack Obama has never run a competitive race against a Republican. After all, Obama won his U.S. Senate seat in Illinois by running against Alan Keyes, a fire-and-brimstone, right-wing black carpetbagger from Maryland (or perhaps Mars) who had no real ties to Illinois.
Now, facing John McCain's blistering ads, Obama seems unable to fight fire with fire. The Democratic rank and file are furious (while simultaneously denouncing McCain's negativity).
Obama, they may be realizing, doesn't know how to close the deal.
Nonetheless, the Obama campaign has vowed, once again, to take the gloves off and go after McCain hard, linking him to President Bush and highlighting the fact that the Arizona senator is out of touch.
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I have always thought this would come back to bite Obama.
He walked into his Senate seat without a sweat and doesn't have the fortitude to handle this kind of campaign.
In Deseret? I thought they were in De Nile!.............
The Obama camapign is a lively corpse, and the election is still close. Better campaign hard or we may still lose.
by calling him old, and old, and white, and old.... and did I mention that he’s old...
He doesn’t look like those other guys on the dollar bill... he isn’t green like obama.
Shhhhhhh!....Don't tell them BUSH AIN'T RUNNING!!!!!.................
“...the Obama campaign has vowed...to take the gloves off and go after McCain hard, linking him to President Bush...”
Since McCain was never linked up to Bush’s Administration, or to Bush personally for that matter, this will be hard slogging for the Democrats.
On top of this, it appears Troopergate is a flop up in Alaska.
My, how things are looking up!
Is this the 6th or 54th time this has been said and attempted. The regular American folk are not buying it, only the choir bows down to this rhetoric. I'm actually starting to laugh when I hear it yet once again, and again, and again...ad infinitum. Keep it coming so I may keep on laughing!!!
As I was running to the store yesterday, I noticed a new crop of Obama posters in several front yards in my neighborhood that were not there the day before. They stick out because the small KC suburb I live in is very red. I haven’t seen any McCain posters at all.
He doesn't actually have a deal to close, that's the problem.
Like buying a car: we're down to the point where we want to see the car and get the keys, and he's still telling us what a lovely shade of blue it is.
“He walked into his Senate seat without a sweat and doesn’t have the fortitude to handle this kind of campaign.”
Now imagine: If he can’t handle the Campaign, how well do folks think he’ll be able to handle the job?..........
WELL ABOVE HIS PAY-GRADE!
It wasn't all that brilliant. As the affirmative action candidate, people decided he was entitled. He had it in the bag. His race was all anyone talked about, and still talk about. The first black man to run for president. Let's vote for him. Aren't we holy?
Wow, what a novel approach. That's never been tried before. Good luck with that, 0bama.
Hillary was hamstrung as she couldnt criticize Obama too harshly and also she didnt bring out Wright early enough.
So the lesson is hit hard on the issues, like increasing taxes on small business means everyone pays more and job losses, and dont wait too long to use the Wright, Rezko and Ayers scandals.
Is this really true? Is that even possible in America?
The left self-justifies being bigotted about McCain’s age while at the same time trying to make any comment on 0bama into something about race.
I hear BO tagging McCain with “the Bush connection,” in his speeches but it doesn’t ring true. The line is usually a tail end to some mouthy paragraph, falling off for lack of air.