Skip to comments.Why Barack Obama Should/Will Win (Harsh, but mostly true)
Posted on 10/08/2008 1:11:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Don't misunderstand me: Obama is wrong on Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, health care, corporate tax rates, investment taxes, education flexibility, abortion regulation, immigration policy, meeting with dictators, social security, energy, trade, and believing that subprime lending was a good idea.
He has opportunistically changed or regularly misstated his positions on public financing, gun control, born alive infant protection, wire tapping, timetable for Iraq, elimination of the Bush tax cuts, the DC gun ban, an undivided Israel, the Cuba embargo, NAFTA, participation in town halls with McCain, oil drilling, and support of nuclear power.
He has no major legislative accomplishments as either a State senator or United States Senator, and has never demonstrated an ability to work with members of the other party, despite his claim that's what he'll do.
That being said. He will win this election, and probably deserves to.
"Fight with me, fight with me," McCain passionately demanded at his Republican Convention, which led to a significant bounce in the polls and a type of excitement and momentum Republicans never thought they could see after 8 years of Bush.
We'd be happy to fight for you, Senator. But you have to fight for yourself first.
Here we are, one month prior to the election, and the only one taking the gloves off is Sarah Palin. She can't do this on her own. She shouldn't have to.
McCain let endless opportunities for a knockout punch fly by last night at the debate without even looking like he knew the opportunity existed.
We all know John McCain isn't much of a communicator (just like many of us know Barack Obama isn't much of a leader), but if you can't at least make an effort to stand up and fight for yourself and your ideas in the midst of a campaign... can you really be President of the United States?
Senator McCain - your health care plan is far superior to Barack Obama's. Learn to articulate it. Barack Obama claims he's giving 95% of Americans a tax cut, when only 70% of Americans pay taxes. Call him on it. Barack Obama deceptively tries to make it look like you're giving a targeted tax cut to oil companies. Clarify. Barack Obama discusses Rwanda and Darfur when expressing circumstances where military action would have been worth it... as if he has no idea what was going on in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. Remind him.
Americans are fed up with Republicans, Senator McCain, and they're not giving you the benefit of the doubt. If you can't stand up and articulate your differences from the Bush Administration (which are significant) due to your fear of alienating the conservative base... then you don't deserve to win. Fight, Senator McCain, fight.
The status quo is not on the ballot, as much as Obama would like people to believe. Both men will be different than the last 8 years. And while Obama hasn't proposed anything that we haven't already seen from Clinton, Carter, or some other Democratic leader over the history of our nation - he has the amazing ability of packaging old ideas as "change"... and he deserves credit for that. You could have done the same, Senator McCain, but you have chosen time and time again to play it safe.
To my friends who support Barack Obama; you're not going to convince me to change my vote because there isn't a single major issue I agree with your candidate on. But I must say this... we have seen 8 years of a President who seems to think that there's no value in trying to articulate a vision to the country, and no need to fight back against what is often an unfair barrage of attacks by Republicans, Democrats, and the media. If a President of the United States becomes a punching bag, he or she is no longer effective. President Bush had a 90% approval rating during 9/11 and stayed above 50% for the majority of his first term... but then quickly slipped to numbers almost as low as the Democratic Congress after deciding that he was above the need to communicate to and WITH the people.
You work FOR the people, Mr. President. Act like it.
John McCain is a wise, tested leader. But hardly anyone sees that because he's too busy making bad jokes and talking about the DNA of a bear. Barack Obama is an arrogant, untested Senator with socialist ideas and a hunger for government domination. But no one sees that because he's too busy not talking about his record or his plans.
Who wins in that battle? Barack Obama. It's 2008. We're connected, busy people who make our decisions based on posters, sound bites, SNL, and YouTube videos. You needed to play that game, Senator McCain, and you didn't. You trusted that the American people would examine your records. No time for that.
You were never supposed to get this far, Senator McCain. The atmosphere was too Anti-Republican for you to even stand a chance. You needed that little extra bit of fight to put you over the top, Senator, and at some point along the line... you decided the Americans didn't wanna see anger or passion. Wrong. That's exactly what we wanted to see.
Now, I can't help but notice that the four major polls released today by Rasmussen, Reuters, Hotline, and Battleground have Obama up by 6, 2, 1, and 4 respectively... which are actually all very weak and surprising to me...Obama had far bigger leads in the same polls last week... so I may be premature in calling this thing...
But the fact of the matter is, it's widely reported that the majority of American's politics are more closely aligned to John McCain (center right) than Barack Obama (far left), and an inability to communicate that stark difference and to relate with the people who share your ideals... is a failure that SHOULD cost an election.
See ya in 2012.
Why would anyone in the McCain Camp be at all interested in the opinions posted on a “Conservative” Internet Forum?
The only way I would support B. Hussein Osama winning the election, is that it might speed up time for the Rapture.
2)Whatever McCain does, or doesn't, do, the internals I keep seeing on individual polls cannot accumulate to an Obama win: he's trailing Kerry's pace among Catholics, behind Kerry among Jews by 15%, behind Kerry in key parts of OH (Montgomery Co., where he's 2% behind), actually behind Kerry a little bit among blacks (!!)---and way behind Algore among blacks---and barely even among independents.
No Dem can win with these kinds of internals, I don't care what the "big polls" show.
I’m not the happiest with McCain either, but I see the tide turning here. Ayres is getting HUGE traction. And Obama and his people are lying about it repeatedly. There are like 5 scandals just as bad as Ayres...
Who the hell is this drama queen anyway? I’ve never seen his name before.
Another stark difference to articulate: Seen this little gem yet?
Its the ECONOMY stupid! To say nothing of McCain’s lackluster campaign. Don’t get me started on his theatrics at the end of September (if you are going to “save the country”, you better have a plan of your own Johnny Mac!).
Oh, okay, I won’t bother to vote then.
Email it to Cindy McCain. She wears his b*lls. :)
The burning question: Will McCain do Viagra commercials after he loses, too?
I’ve never seen or heard anything that suggests he’s behind either Kerry or Gore with blacks and that seems rather impossible. Do you have a source for that one?
The link takes us to some blogger?
Will Obama be shinning shoes after he loses?
You do have to factor in though where the race is being fought. The fact that we are having to run ads, spend money, and make visits in my state of North Carolina is a bad thing. This is a state that is never in contention this late. Same with Virgina. That is looking to be a tough fight at this point what with the states changing demographics. At the moment the states that both are contesting hard tend to be states that went red last time and a lot of those are big states. Don’t look to the big polls. Follow the McCain money.
Summarized in a sentence: Obama is lying, but McCain won’t fight back.