Subject: the case againast Obama
Obama has major problems as a candidate, which
is why he's going to lose come November.
One: He has no track record to speak of.
There is no singular issue where he can point
to and claim ownership. McCain and Hillary, however,
are totally known quantities the American public
knows (or thinks it know) and are comfortable with.
Since Hillary is considered NOT AN OPTION, even
though the Super-Delegates still have time to
avert the train wreck the Democratic Party poobahs
are leading us to, that leaves McCain as the known
commodity. Better the devil you know than the
devil you don't.
Two: He has shown he doesn't have the courage
of his convictions, changing position at the drop of a hat,
often in agreement with the GOP position. (FISA
anyone?) As such, by coming across as Republican-lite
at times. he makes it easier for centrist voters
to pull the lever for McCain. After all, if the choice is perceived
as voting for either a Republican candidate and
a Republican-lite candidate, Americans have always shown
a preference for the real deal.
Three (and this is a biggie): He has done absolutely
nothing to make Clinton voters, especially women,
to feel welcome under his tent. Given the chance
time after time to show what a great unifier he is,
he does exactly the opposite, thus making both
Clinton supporters, especially women, feel more inclined
to vote McCain, who has made it quite clear he
values these voters more.
Four: Black America is starting to suspect he
may not be there for them when it counts.
Five: Unlike Hillary, mainstream Dems don't perceive
him as a fighter for their interests. Those states
where he lost to Hillary big time? He didn't
lose them because of skin color, he lost them because he was
perceived as the weaker, less experienced of
the two candidates. As such, even if one doesn't like McCain's
positions on the issues, there is no comparison
when matching up Obama's resume to his. McCain is a
bona fide American hero in the public's eyes,
whereas they don't have a clue who Obama really is or how
others have benefitted from his actions.
Six (probably the biggest elephant of all): Seniors
don't trust him. Not one bit. And as probably he most
coveted voting bloc, they're more inclined to
vote overall for McCain than Obama, as they perceive
(rightly or wrongly) Obama the bigger threat
to their interests. This is called the chickens coming home to roost,
as Obama has made it clear he values his new
coalition over traditional Dems. Seniors have heard this time
and time again and will vote accordingly.
So, to sum up, the Democratic establishment bet
the farm on the worst possible candidate to represent
them in a year when they (supposedly) have everything
going for them.
Obama's only hope is nominating Hillary as his
VP, as that is the ONLY thing he can do to energize the base.
By selecting anyone else, he risks alienating
the base even more (if that's even possible) and in effect seals
his eventual doom.
I get where you're coming from, that voting anyone
with a 'D' after their name is better than voting for
someone whose name is followed by an 'R', but
as the voters of Connecticut have learned from having
Joe Lieberman as their Senator, that ain't necessarily
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