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February 22, 2008

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I don't think we have anything to worry about. It doesn't MATTER how many times Hillary attacks Obama - it won't help McCain one bit.

Another writer mentioned that McCain would point to his years of experience in a debate with Obama and that would be the race in a nutshell. Sorry, not going to happen.

McCain has voted pro-war and pro-torture. He's given Democrats EVERYTHING they need to destroy him easily this coming election. The only question being: will Barack win in the most lopsided presidential election ever?

My money says without a doubt. It boils down to this - Bush's approval rating is at 19% - the RECORD low for any president. McCain supports Bush's policies. When Barack starts talking about ending the Iraq War and fixing the economy - that will be the endgame for McCain and the beginning of eight years in the oval office for Barack.

Everyone seems so scared of the Republican attack dogs, but look around at what is happening - the public is NO LONGER BUYING IT. Enough with the paranoia Chicken Little!

We have plenty to worry about. Will enough of the White majority pull the lever for a black man? It's a worry!

Hillary has been lauded recently by those who fell for the emotional manipulation in her comments regarding wounded American soldiers attempting to recuperate from being shredded by the Bush terror war against terror. Certainly they deserve a better fate than to be used for political advantage!

What does this say about Hillary? At the most base, she falls for that tired crap that war is glorious. War is anything but, as many American soldiers have publicly attested - Sherman, Sheridan, and Eisenhower just to name a few of the most prominent. For Hillary to resort in the final minutes of the recent debate to pull this out and wave it about screams that she shouldn't be given control of America's military power.

War should always be seen as the ugly, dirty last resort when all other means of dispute resolution fail - and George's terror war against terror doesn't qualify.

Hillary, concede already! One thing is hopefully certain and that's that Obama and his crack team have learnt from '00 and '04 and don't hold back on ol' Gramps. If he does it right, Obama could actually cause Gramps to really "lose it" during a debate. The old duffer has a temper and is not likely to take any guff from a young "colored" man with no experience. Ol' Gramps practically foams at the mouth any time he disagrees with anybody let alone a whip-smart, articulate political warrior like Obama. Get the "mall walker" to lose his cool once and the whole general election will be a done deal.

I couldn't agree more with Mr. Doyle. Throughout the debate one couldn't help but notice Obama's new mastery of the format, his cool, resolve, and ability to turn criticisms to his advantage. He'll blow McCain off the stage.

Counting this morning's indictment of one of his campaign supporters, Rep. Rick Renzi, old John now has three political scandals he's juggling, and at least one of these stories has legs (take a guess). Besides, Obama has held up well against one of the best debaters of our time, so John is going to have his hands full if he is ever able to stop juggling in the future.

Is Vegas laying odds yet on whether or not McCain is going to die of old age before November?

They were quite chummy toward the end there, no? Looked as if someone had come to terms with the way things are: "Our positions are so close, attacking each other makes us both look stupid."

For the fist time I had the thought, "Could he actually consider her as a running mate?"

I just watched the last 45 minutes and she looked relaxed. He was very smooth. They both scored points against Bush. My favorite line was how Obama framed the surge:

"But this is a tactical victory imposed upon a huge strategic blunder."

Brilliant.

Perhaps they'll take it to the wire doing as they should have been doing all along: Making Bush look like a pin cushion.

Then let us decide.

I agree about the brilliance of Obama's "tactical victory" line.
If Hillary had prefaced her remarks about the American wounded
by saying something like "this dreadful wrong headed and illegal war" it would not have sounded so exploitive. She can't do this and therefore forfits authenticity. I also thought that the standing ovation at the end was not so much for her but for both of them for being "civil". The Democrats feel and see victory against the totally discedited Bush neo con philosophies. The freedom from a regime that, in many people's
minds was never elected legally in either of the last two election.
A footnote: The clips of Bush in Africa attempting to perform various tribal dances while Fidel leaves office, the Serbs torch our embassy in Belgrade and John McCain'StraightTalk
Express gets derailed is to me another American " My Pet Goat" moment

They were quite chummy toward the end there, no? Looked as if someone had come to terms with the way things are: "Our positions are so close, attacking each other makes us both look stupid."

For the fist time I had the thought, "Could he actually consider her as a running mate?"

I just watched the last 45 minutes and she looked relaxed. He was very smooth. They both scored points against Bush. My favorite line was how Obama framed the surge:

"But this is a tactical victory imposed upon a huge strategic blunder."

Brilliant.

Perhaps they'll take it to the wire doing as they should have been doing all along: Making Bush look like a pin cushion.

Then let us decide.

I have absolutely no idea how my post got duped.

Look what I just Xeroxed:

linton Tonight: "You know, whatever happens, we're going to be fine. You know, we have strong support from our families and our friends. I just hope that we'll be able to say the same thing about the American people. And that's what this election should be about." [Democratic Debate, 2/21/07]


John Edwards: "What's not at stake are any of us. All of us are going to be just fine no matter what happens in this election. But what's at stake is whether America is going to be fine." [Democratic Debate, 12/13/07]

John Edwards: "I want to say this to everyone: with Elizabeth, with my family, with my friends, with all of you and all of your support, this son of a millworker's gonna be just fine. Our job now is to make certain that America will be fine." [Edwards Speech, 1/30/08]

Phil, I am DELIGHTED and it is my pleasure to point out the great news: that no less than head Bush-Cheney junta cheerleader RUSH PIMPBALL, himself, does _not_ share your analysis.
BradBlog caught Rush on-air whimpering that McCain might loose ALL 50 states in the '08 election!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brad-friedman/rush-limbaugh-were-try_b_88045.html
And that is before the lastest scandals swirling around McCain - his AZ co-Chair Congressman Renzi INDICTED for extortion and fraud
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/22/rick-renzi-indicted-mcca_n_87974.html
and the new "Did John make favors for gal-pal lobbyist?" have had a full news cycle.
I would be far more concerned about this worry
http://www.charlotte.com/nation/story/504851.html
especially since we have a new word in the English language since Bush & Cheney stole the presidency in Nov/Dec. 2000
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wellstoned
But set aside the dark thoughts for a moment, and savor the DELICIOUS POSSIBILITIES.... Rush COULD BE CORRECT about something (besides Repub's ability to loot, plunder, and steal elections) for once!

Hey Mr. Carpenter: Did you bid on Barack (Worship ME or else!) Obama's handkerchief from his awesome
nose blowing incident yet?

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