On the 'judgment' front, there's his relationships with Ayers, Rezko, Wright. On the 'values' front there's the patriotism (lapel and pledge), God & guns ('bitter & cling' & the questionairre). And on the 'slurs' there's the muslim issue.
Well, it's a relief to know that only Obama has issues with judgement, values, and slurs.
"Do you actually suppose they'd be civil and respectful and ignore all of his leftist, crooked, indicted buddies?"
And do you actually suppose that if by some miracle that Hillary is the nominee, that they will ignore all her "leftist, crooked, indicted bullies", since there is an entire industry devoted to just that?
Because if you do, I want some of what you are smoking.
Great Smear Job by Charlie and George. Tonight was a perfect specimen of what Glenn Greenwald has been talking about for years:
By all rights, John McCain -- leading proponent of one of the most unpopular wars ever and tied at the hip to one of the most unpopular administrations in modern American history -- should be 20 points behind in the polls, at least. But he isn't. He is typically tied or even sometimes ahead. Why? Because the Cult of Personality constructed around him -- just as was true for George Bush -- remains largely unchallenged, while the right-wing/media monster demolishes the personality and character of the Democratic candidates. Until that changes, it doesn't matter how enthusiastically voters embrace the position papers of Democrats. The Right will continue to dominate our national elections irrespective of how vehement Americans reject their political positions and ideology, because these vapid themes predominate instead. Drudge Rules the Media World. Ignoring that reality or wishing it weren't so doesn't make it go away.
We better start focusing our energy on McCain....soon.
Let ABC know how you feel - (you are limited to 500 characters on the form)
I sent them my 2 cents, which is about all it's worth with my sinus headache:
It's hard to describe my disgust for both the content and behavior of Charles Gibson and George Stephanopolis tonight. What an incredible waste of airtime,
using up over half the debate on meaningless "gotcha" issues. Gibson attacking
Obama's patriotism is directly out of the Republican playbook. I won't be watching ABC in the future - I hope your Republican Hit Piece/Jerry
Springer Vapidfest disguised as a debate was worth the loss of viewership that you
"...his supporters do look down on blue collar Americans, do see them as prejudiced bitter people who cling to religion."
Excuse me...who is lecturing who? Who is painting with a broad brush? Give me a break.