Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Why This Catholic Dreads the Campaign
Posted on 06/04/2008 6:51:50 PM PDT by tcg
The Obama speech was the first volley in the General Election campaign for the Presidency of the United States of America; a contest between Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama.
Earlier in the evening, while the results were still being tabulated in the final two Primary contests in Montana (which went to Obama) and South Dakota (which went to Clinton), 200 people heard the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, Senator John McCain, give a lackluster delivery of another General Election Speech.
He attempted to position himself as a change agent also.
He rolled out the first of what may become many slogans, A Leader we Can Believe In, as a kind of trial balloon. It was obviously intended as a counter punch to Obamas Change we Can Believe In theme.
Sadly, it had no energy. Neither did his speech.
I have written before that Senator Barack Obama has the finest oratorical skills I have ever experienced in a candidate for Public Office. When I have made that observation, some who read my columns have misunderstood an objective observation as some form of support.
That is not the case.
I regret that Senator Obama has stopped his ears to the cry of those whom Mother Teresa rightly called the poorest of the poor, children in the womb. I have written that if he became the nominee I would do all I can to continue to engage him on this very issue.
I cannot and will not support any candidate who claims to hear the cry of the poor and then stops his or her ear to the child in the womb, the elderly and the disabled.
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Mmm... - wait until 200 million people hear him.
It is far too early to project anything but I am not an optimist and I am already bracing for a very bad year.
Still, I will travel to Pa. to sow some havoc there for brother Hussein this fall. - I urge everyone to work in the few states where McCain has a real chance to flip a blue state.
Good grief. How can reasonable, educated people possibly think this? One would have to suspend all ability for critical thinking to think this way. When he sticks, to the script, his delivery is mediocre to adequate. When he gets away from it, he's full of "uhhhh" and "ya know". He sucks as a speaker.
He also has the greatest capacity for making gaffes. Very few people hear the candidates seeches. But, the gaffes come through loud and clear and are shown.
See my tagline...
I am Taking My Vacation to work for the Campaign..
I will be working in Montgomery County.
Let me know if we can work together. - bill
Yes. Suspension of Disbelief is a common actor's tool, but this is real life. - and it's downright scary because no logical response can be used to overcome this emotive underpinning.
I will be working Chester County!! Our Courthouse every saturday they have 30 people counter pro testing... they had a writeup in the Inquirere by Kevin Ferris last week!
I don't understand how he let this slip away. He used to be a reform candidate. You could basically have Perot vs Clinton this time around. McCain could have called himself a reformer from the start and branded himself. But he seems to have forgotten it or something.
**I regret that Senator Obama has stopped his ears to the cry of those whom Mother Teresa rightly called the poorest of the poor, children in the womb. **
Obama supports abortion.
NO CATHOLIC whatsoever should vote for him.
If they do, they are committing a grave sin and supporting abortion.
BTW, McCain is pro-life on the abortion issue.