The only thing that would have more poetic justice would have been a black president with a southern. blond, 18 year old wife.
Wow, what an eloquent speech Powell gave.
I love how those in his party who can’t accept such a credible slap on their face have resorted to the race card on this. Powell pre-empted such a lame explanation by saying (I paraphrase), “If I were to endorse him on race along I would have done that 8 months ago).”
You’d have to be an idiot to hear such an intelligent commentary and think it was simply about race.
On the other hand, such a powerful GOP figure crossing party lines with such an intelligent point of view must sting so bad you have to either ignore it or attach it with whatever lame and transparent excuses you can find.
I love how Powell said Palin was clearly incapable of being a president, which is the “job” of the vice-president. Let’s face it, Palin was a bad, bad choice. Yet another republican idiot? Why can’t the GOP just put some brain-trust on a ticket for once? We’ve suffered through GW, Quayle, and now Palin? Please!
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We’re seeing news now about a comment that Obama made that triggered powerful attacks from Clinton and McCain.
What I find interesting is that they accuse him of being detached from the working man.
I watched a documentary a few weeks ago about Obama. Prior to seeing this, I didn’t know about how he got started in Chicago. He made about $10k per year working for a very poor black community. The documentary portrayed Obama as a very passionate guy who was willing to make a lot less than he could in order to help people.
When he got into politics, he do so to continue championing their cause (according to the documentary).
So when I see these attacks that he is detached from the working man and “elitist”, I can’t help but think these are just desperate attempts to criticize him.
Perhaps Obama’s camp should remind people of his story.
And when it comes to calling people out on comments, how about the joke that McCain told during Bill Clinton’s presidency that started with the line, “Why is Chelsey Clinton so ugly?”. (I cite the Salon article because it is the first result Google returns for a search on that joke). After that, I’m not sure McCain (who I think is a good, decent guy) is so credible when it comes to calling others out. And I am sure Hillary has had her share as well.
I don’t sense a lot of integrity behind the attacks, and I am sure we’re only going to see a lot more of this as the election approaches.
It’s actually quote good for Obama for Hillary to stay in the race as long as she can.
Because the attacks from Hillary are far softer than Obama is going to get from McCain and the more conservative right.
On so many issues, Hillary and Obama have similar positions. So Hillary is not going to criticize Obama.
And as long as Hillary is in the race, the main stage drama is Hillary vs. Obama.
I silently wonder if Hillary and Obama don’t realize this and are just letting this ordeal run through June so that the primary election is as short as possible.