Skip to comments.Obama starts hitting back, too softly for some (Empty-suits can't hit back)
Posted on 08/07/2008 7:06:37 AM PDT by tobyhill
Barack Obama released a television advertisement Wednesday that questions John McCain's claims to be a "maverick," and he charged in a campaign appearance that the Republican displays independence only when it suits him politically.
Obama aides said Democratic hand-wringing about polls showing that the presidential race remains tight had nothing to do with the volleys.
"We are not going to base our campaign on the concerns of so-called campaign strategists on cable TV," spokesman Bill Burton said.
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Maybe Jesse Jackson was able to cut him. :)
A little heat coming from both left and right, eh? The affirmative action candidate never expected a real contest - rather a coronation to celebrate his deserving the Presidency based on skin color.
Uh, what does that mean exactly? (That's my polite way of saying 'what the hell is this idiot talking about?').
A thirty second commercial isn't going to erase all that from their memories.
I'm thinking that one of Obama weaknesses (he has many) is that he thinks he is inevitable and is just shocked that anyone is trying to block his coronation -- especially some old white guy.
Arrogance is a major component of all Leftwing personalities.
An empty suit is an empty suit, regardless of the color of the suit.
John McCain should run ads saying that Obama is afraid to debate him in town hall settings, because he’s afraid to take unscripted questions from the American people.
Calling your opponent a dupe of big oil is just a love tap.
I’ve seen the ad. I thought it was for McCain until it said vote for Obuma at the end. These guys are morons.
the guy is definitely arrogant. The examples are endless.
Also, you can’t pin the guy down. Everyone knows he’s liberal and left wing, yet ask him if he is and he’ll deny it.
Really? I thought it was the msm that dubbed McCain “maverick”.
whining, pouting, stern looks, alleged "self-deprecating" humor, etc.
Being a momma's BOY, he'll never be able to fight like a man.
NObama will go on vacation next week... and the in-the-tank-media will be right there along side of him throwing the softball questions. And if anyone gives him REAL questions... he'll simply state he's on vacation and will end the discussion. This will end up like his European tour... all flotsam... and a respite from his recent drop in the polls.
I’m reading Corsi’s book, actually listening to him read it, and it’s great. I can’t wait to get up in the morning to listen to it in the car on the way to work.
Where Kerry’s Unfit for Command was mainly the Swift Boat thing, this comes at you from several angles.
This guy is not just an empty suit. His manager Axelrod knows this, and therefore has run a campaign based on the guy’s persona. His personality, his image etc. IT will NOT be run on issues, therefore, he will NOT let his candidate debate McCain one on one...
But even in the arena of image, Obama is appearing like a wimp.
He bowls a 40, he rides a bike with a dopy helmet going 2 MPH, he brags that he can lift 70lb bar bells, which he can’t do, in fact very few can do.
Is Maverick code for skinny or is it cowboy?
I remember there was a tv show once called Maverick...
Exactly play the clip of Obambi saying that McCain won't debate the issues and show the date, then play McCain's EARLIER offer for 10 town hall debates and show clips of Obama's SOLO town hall meetings where he could put words into McCain's mouth about how Obama doesn't "look" like the other presidents on our money. Obama is the one who won't debate.
More AD spending by Obama will turn off people. The guy's "all hat and no cattle".
If I’m McCain I tell the nation today we’re not going to debate using the traditional ways, using scripted questions from the media. We’re going to go town to town, and take questions directly from the American people. Unscripted unrehearsed. That is the way it should be. And if Obama refuses to deal directly with the American people he isn’t fit to be commander and chief.
Except the audiences of those events are screened and the audiences are packed with Democrat staffers and liberal activists (not just people who have concerns about those issues but who are actively employed pushing a position).
They should at least disclose their credentials (like when someone at a press conference IDs his paper).
Remember the Democrats who flooded the questions at the GOP primary debates? They weren’t “undecided” Republicans at all.
A rigged debate is a rigged election.
I remember that he says um and uh a lot.
You’re right. But to allow the press to ask the questions is like giving Obama 90 minutes of free ad time. I think the best way is to hold the debated in a town hall setting. Or at a sporting event, say a couple of hours before a NASCAR event or an NFL game. Then you’ll be sure to get an audiance of everyday Americans.
How about a debate where they ask each other questions?
And think how much fun it would be to hold a debate at a NASCAR setting, John McCain standing alone at a podium asking where’s Obama, where’s the Choosen one? He’s certainly not up to answering you questions but I am.
Do you really think Obama is smart enough to come up with his own questions? I actually believe he is quiet dumb so, okay that’s fine with me.
He’s not quiet dumb, or is he?
Obama’s charm is wearing thin very fast. He’s so airy he may just float away.
Obama is a living contradiction. How can he be an empty suit, yet be so full of sh!t?
Arrogance is a REQUIREMENT for leftwing ideology.
You have to believe you're wiser than anyone who ever lived - because you support policies that have historically failed (must have been tried by idiots), and denigrate policies that have historically succeeded (traditional values).
Further, rejection of Biblical Truth implies greater wisdom than the Creator Himself.
It isn’t a matter of the press asking the questions. It is a matter of WHICH members of the press and editorial pages are permitted to ask the questions.
Each party should be permitted to empanel the debate, just as lawyers get to select the jury.
With both parties getting some approval on the talking heads, it would probably eliminate the Rush Limbaughs and Michael Moores from the debate (but would they have dared to block a Buckley?). The public would be as interested in hearing who the campaign/party blocked as who they selected.
But as it stands, with the media in the tank for Obama and clearly lobbing different questions at different candidates, it is fixed.
Ask BOTH candidates the same questions (or all candidates in a 5 candidate primary). Put them in a “sound proof booth (or remote studio)” so that they first give their OWN answers to the questions and THEN permit them to respond to the other candidate’s answer.
Our current debate and primary process is bunk and junk and needs to change. The public has little influence and the media has a lot. The media is not impartial in who is selected. This puts the power of the selection of next president in the hands of a select few who have an agenda.
Definitely the post of the day. :-)
Just speculating... Perhaps McCain is waiting until after BHO is officially nominated to run on issues and hard facts. Now he is attacking Obama's persona and causing the diehard Dims to rally to BHO's defense. If McCain's campaign is too good too early he will be running against Hillary.
That also explains why ‘he ain’t got game’ !
Excellent point, weegee.
Your idea is good in principle, mainer, and I wish we lived in a world where such a thing could happen. The problem is that the left would use guerilla tactics to game the audience selection process. If the audience wasn’t screened, you’d get an audience full of trained professional DNC operatives, essentially actors, who would turn the thing (with the MSM broadcasting the debate, which would cooperate with the DNC in every possible respect) into a total show, an absolute farce. Obama would come out smelling like a rose, and McCain would be made to look like an absolute fool.
Any attempt to screen out the shills, provocateurs, and professional trouble-makers would result in protests and lawsuits. The whole process would end up stalled in litigation, and the networks would refuse to cover it because they “question the audience screening process.”
I wish it were otherwise.
Nothing like a limp-wristed left jab!
I think you’re right. I’m also thinking that all the stuff out there regarding the guy’s birth certificate...his law degree, his associations etc. McCain is waiting until after the nomination to hit on this, esp if Hillary is gearing up, which it sounds like she might be...
But you know McCain would never come to free republic and answer our questions so maybe conservatives are in a no win situation period this time around.