Obama campaign mocks JMac

Ok, so we jump to it, the obama campaign comes out hard with an add mocking jmacs out of touch, rich point of view and as alien to regular u.s. americans.

may i dare offer this opinion: it wont work!

obama was sold and was received as different, as embodying something different, some real change from the way politics operates in these 50 states and possessions and whatever.

it is only my opinion, and subject to being ignored, and i am a disgruntled clinton supporter, i do still feel the best candidate, the one with the best chance of winning, was hillary, but the choice is jmac and the oman, and i will vote for the oman.

but, the race will be tight, my vote, alas, in the larger scheme of things, will be irrelevant, yet i vote and always have and will, except for one time long ago in my misspent youth. end the end the regular voters will tend to gravitate to their normal behaviour, like me to the democrat, even if not wildly enthusiastic about it.

but, i must note that the initial surge of popularity and enthusiasm for obama came early on, brilliant, inspiring speeches that seemed to portend some real alteration of the path of politics down the endless trail of money and influence and good old boys and girls of all races, creeds and categories...the young became inspired, but...will they be inspired by an attack obama, especially one just finished from a nice vacation in the islands, fresh from gravitating to the moderate left on many issues, flush with money beyond their wildest dreams....where then will be that change?

i know this is a stupid, rhetorical question, but when the change you have been looking for seems to bear a striking resemblence to the past we are trying to escape, well, it is unsettling, and attack obama wont help

my opinion? the regular voters know john mccain over many years, they know he is trimming sails to get where he wants to go, they understand that..and even with the cynicism that comes with that is also a long standing congnizence of jmac and his life, his behavior, his character if you will, the experience thing, whereas we have the promise of obama and the reality of attack obama waffling obama...leading inerringly to the question...who is obama....cause the public does not have decades of exposure to obama like mccain

this may seem like an anti-obama screed, it is and it is not, i am voting for him, we need to change what we are doing, and obama is the only chance for change, but when he muddies his message he drops one or two peeps from the young and restless, they wanted a true candidate, they are getting the same old same old

how do you fight the gop slime without being tarred yourself, especially when you promised to bring change? it is a tough poser, i am pulling for obama and his camp, these are dangerous waters, sharks can appear, it can happen to you before you know what hit ye.

but, being an attack campaign wont work, people know jmac, they will more easily tolerate his hopping around like a political jumping bean a lot more than attack obama

his veep choice...another chance to embrace change, not be just another vanilla politician

Tags: Out of Touch, rich, same old politics as usual (all tags)



Re: Obama campaign mocks JMac

Obama never said he'd never attack. This is something both the Clinton and McCain campaigns have tried to get him on. Trying to let everything blow by is what cost Kerry the election. We can afford to be cleaner than the republicans, and run attacks that are actually based on fact, but we cannot allow them to paint us as elitist and just shrug our shoulders, especially when they are far more elite than our canadiates.

by Gorelab 2008-08-22 03:56AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama campaign mocks JMac

Obama never said he'd never attack.

In fact I believe he said quite the opposite when he said you don't bring a knife to a gun fight.

John McCain = Noun - Verb - POW

by jsfox 2008-08-22 04:51AM | 0 recs
Clinton can't help...

1. She has proven she can't get her "followers" on board.

  1. Per the internal memos and results, she ran a lousy campaign and didn't show the ability to make tough decisions.
  2. Her husband has effectively built a huge wall between Hillary and the VP choice.

If Obama does lose this, and it appears it was because of Clintonistas, her national office hopes are over. She will be seen as an obstructionist and will never be president (see Ted Kennedy) not to mention put repugs in charge again which will hurt women's rights.

by IowaMike 2008-08-22 05:10AM | 0 recs

Karl Rove was just on Fox News last night pushing this exact same opinion.

How strange.

by Dracomicron 2008-08-22 05:14AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama campaign mocks JMac

Regular voters know what they are told about McCain through the news programs - few have been following his history for years, like us.  If he is portrayed as a "false maverick," some will adopt that view.

by rfahey22 2008-08-22 05:29AM | 0 recs
Speaking of sharks

Obama and democrats are going after the political lizard brain.

The one that says it's crazy to be so rich that you don't know how rich you are.

Good for them.

by missliberties 2008-08-22 06:21AM | 0 recs


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