Monday, June 09, 2008

Misdiagnosis

I was reading something Wretchard wrote at The Belmont Club and came across this comment:

Inasmuch as the economy is in the toilet and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are unwon, all the math is pointing toward the Democrat winning.
Obama has one little problem. He doesn't do unscripted.

He also has a little problem of saying things and then retracting them. Or his advisers say things and get thrown under the bus. Or he needs a tool and throws granny under the bus.

After a while people begin to notice.

A lot of Clintonites find McCain acceptable. Iraq is certainly a problem, but maybe the Democrats have misdiagnosed it. Maybe the problem was not the war, but that at one time there seemed to be no prospect to establish a self governing Iraq. With at least the prospect in hand Americans might be willing to see it through if the costs don't rise too much.

And the economy? Definitely on shaky ground. What does Obama promise? To raise taxes. I don't see how that helps.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

4 comments:

Joshua said...

Obama's entire campaign is Hope and Change. It does not matter whether his ideas for change are actually good ones, because his campaign is counting on Americans being so fed up with eight years of Bush that they want change - any change - for its own sake. And that may be the biggest miscalculation of all.

(also cross-posted)

kurt said...

The problem with Obama is that he is a cipher who has almost no significant accomplishments to his name. The only notable accomplishment is that he was the chief editor of the Havard Law Review while in law school. He got elected senator due to an improbable happenstance (starting with Jeri Ryan of "seven of nine" Star Trek fame) resulting in no credible opposition candidate in that election.

I thought George W. Bush was an underwhelming candidate for president in 2000. However, he is a towering monument of accomplishment compared to Obama.

Also, it is clear that Michelle Obama wears the pants in that marriage. Michelle is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. She also has a chip on her shoulder the size of Texas.

If Obama is elected, we are looking at another example of getting two for the price of one.

The good thing I can say about the Obamas is that they are relatively clean, unlike the Clintons.

M. Simon said...

No one who worked his way up in Chicago politics is relatively clean.

All you can say is that the vectors are not public knowledge.

USpace said...

Good fodder for Obama posters here. Posters about him reflect this puppy dogs, doves and rainbows feeling. The Obama Utopia.

If Obama can stay pretty clean, do some good things as Senator, and then become Governor of IL, he could be unstoppable in 2012 or 2016. Scary stuff.

I would dearly love to see a Jewish, African-American woman as POTUS. It's not race or gender that makes it for me though. It's political beliefs that matter, and socialism is bad for everybody, (accept those high in government or high-level academia) especially poor people, of all races. Obama is a dyed-in-the-wool Marxist, no thanks.

His 'Change', 'Hope' and 'Progress' mantras are actually somewhat self-mocking. Making your own Obama posters is totally addicting.
I laughed so hard I almost had a breakdown. LOL!

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
befriend a bomber

pushing for change at all costs
sacrifices must be made

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
only feel and hope

please force people to change
change can only be good

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All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. If there is no freedom of speech, then there can be no real freedom.
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Make Some Obama Posters NOW!
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Appeasement Talk Bothers Appeasers
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Help Halt Terrorism Now!
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USpace

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