Sorry Shaun, he immunized himself from being called a troll by anticipating it. It's like some imaginary diarist or commenter stating that he/she is a democrat or that he/she has always been for Barack and/or Hillary - before dumping four pounds of concern. It works like blogging forcefield.
So he's recycling a war that was long before his opponent's time and a good line from the Thatcher campaign. He also ties himself to the rotten economy & keeps pushing his 'maverick' image just as the GOP conservatives are launching their own internal war over the party platform.
This seems to be speaking to the choir. It doesn't worry me at all.
Actually the flower-power bit seems to be more of a jab at Hillary's support for the Woodstock Museum, something he was using early in the primary.
Don't worry, they're thought this one through! Instead of the usual backdrop of sloganeering graphics or rainbow-colored Republicans (i.e. white & beige,) there will be a wall of buxom cheerleaders doing their best to rouse the crowds & distract from the crotchety man behind the mic.
I'm not even close to considering a 'tipping point'. At this point he's remained fairly consistent in his views & opinions.
I fully expect him to bring our combat troops out of Iraq within the first 16 months - or so. But I do expect that, unlike Bush, he'll gather data first and devise a withdrawal that doesn't create absolute catastrophe in the region. Note that this is very different from McCain's desire to keep our troops there until some ineffable "victory" is achieved.
While I personally do not approve of the death penalty under any circumstances, I appreciate that Obama disagreed with the SCOTUS ruling that, as it turned out, was based on inaccurate, or incomplete data:
It turns out that Justice Kennedy's confident assertion about the absence of federal law was wrong.
Sorry CG, on closer read I see that you say so explicitly. I guess I had skimmed though some of the detail initially & took too much from the title & the line about silencing sites critical of Obama. (Yes, that is followed immediately by a note that you don't blame Obama.)
I know from having you throughout the entire primary that you're not out to sew dissent. Considering the circumstances described, your header seems unintentionally misleading.
Unlike the rest of the malcontents here, I won't grumble about the failure of this candidate to provide me with the promise of a personal bikini wax. But that is only because, having never worn a bikini, I'm man enough to admit the complaint could be construed as somewhat disingenuous.