A certain person named Smerconish who claims to be a Republican has come out for Obama. A giveaway is that this missive was published in the HuffPo among other places.
Mr. S lists five concerns where he thinks Mr. Obama has better ideas than John McCain. The five are Terrorism, where he thinks Iraq is was a mistake. Of course by those lights the landings in Libya in 1942 were a mistake when the fight was with the Germans. The Economy, where McCain's statement that the fundamentals of the economy are strong is the killer. And yet despite the melt down year over year housing sales in California are up 68%. That is not a sign of fundamental weakness. Mr. Smerconish must not be paying attention. And now we come to the Woman Thing. The VP pick. Despite Palin's having way more successful executive experience as Governor of Alaska than Obama has had his whole life, the S says it is not enough for VP. Now here we come to the real mush. Opportunity. Mr. Obama can be a role model to all the missing black fathers and elevate the black community because he is an articulate black guy. And it is true. With the help of Mr. Rezko, Mr. Obama may soon become one of the most articulate black men in the American prison system. Just the sort of role model missing in the Black Community. Mostly what we get is inarticulate criminals and the occasional Republican. And now, let me give you the final bit of mush in full.
Hope. Wednesday morning will come and an Obama presidency holds the greatest chance for unifying us here at home and restoring our prestige around the globe. The campaigns have foretold the kind of presidency we can expect from each candidate. Last Friday in Lakeville, Minn., McCain himself had to explain to a supporter who was "scared" of an Obama presidency that those fears were unfounded. Another told McCain that Obama was untrustworthy because he is an "Arab." Those exchanges were a predictable byproduct of ads against Obama featuring tag lines such as "Too Risky for America" and "Dangerous," and a failure to rein in individuals at McCain events who highlighted Obama's middle name, all against a background of Internet lore.I will tell you what though. A full on socialist as President of the US who has lots of more radical Marxist friends does not give me hope.
Perhaps Mr. Smerconish didn't get the latest Joe Biden memo.
"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."So much for "restoring our prestige around the globe". I guess Joe knows why Obama is "Too Risky For America". My hope is that enough of the electorate who haven't already figured it out will get the message by the time they vote in two weeks.
Cross Posted at Classical Values