Obama is really pushing the point...Samantha Powers Memo
by jg40, Fri Aug 03, 2007 at 12:23:32 PM EDT
He must have some polling that tells him he's on to something 'caus he just keeps swinging and whatever your opinion of him, he's not stupid. If he was hurting himself, he'd leave it alone, but that is definitely NOT what he's doing and he has to be encouraged by the recent Iowa poll. Now is the time to make his move and he's going for it. He's laid the ground work, he's got the money, and people are just now starting to even think about paying attention to the primaries.
I could not figure out why Hillary went after Obama with the naive, irresponsible comment after the debate. She had scored during the debate, why go after him again. I think they must have seen something they didn't like in the early states polling and decided they had to do something. Whatever it was, provided Obamba with his opening and he's making the most of it.
link to Powers Memo below:
In the memo, Obama adviser Samantha Power -- the founding executive director of Harvard University's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy -- writes: "Over the last few weeks, Barack Obama has once again taken positions that challenge Washington's conventional wisdom on foreign policy. And once again, pundits and politicians have leveled charges that are now bankrupt of credibility and devoid of the new ideas that the American people desperately want."
"On each point in the last few weeks, Barack Obama has called for a break from a broken way of doing things. On each point, he has brought fresh strategic thinking and common sense that break with the very conventional wisdom that has led us into Iraq."Another take on it at tpmcafe: http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/blog/electioncentral/2007/aug/03/obama_memo_hes_the_real_change_agent