Subject: William Kristol today
in the NY Times...
..is salivating at the thought of Obama taking
so they don't have to try to do it in the general
They've gone after Hillary for 15 years so there's
nothing left to dredge up,
but Obama is fresh meat. There is so much
they can use against him,
especially as he has positioned himself as being
just this side of sainthood:
Tthe Exelon-Obama link is especially strong. Exelon
and others close to the company have given almost
$195,000 to Obama,
2. Mediocre record as US Senator.
All the missed votes, the lack of leadership.
3. All the "present" votes in the Illinois
Senate as well as the six votes where he "accidentally" voted incorrectly
to avoid taking sides
3. Stepping on Alice Palmer to get his first
Operatives for Barack Obama began the tedious
process of challenging hundreds of signatures
on the nominating petitions of state Sen. Alice
Palmer, the longtime progressive activist from the
city's South Side. And they kept challenging
petitions until every one of Obama's four Democratic
primary rivals was forced off the ballot.
4. Rezko, especially Obama's below market
personal real estate deals with him
Obama paid Rezko $104,500 for a strip of his land.
The transaction occurred at a time
when it was widely known Tony Rezko was under
investigation by U.S. Attorney Patrick
Fitzgerald and as other Illinois politicians
befriended by Rezko distanced themselves from him.
In the Sun-Times interview, Obama acknowledged
approaching Rezko about the properties
being up for sale and that Rezko developed an
immediate interest. Obama did not explain why
he reached out to Rezko given the developer's
Last month, Rezko was indicted.
5. The doctrine of his church
6. His "fairy tale" opposition to the war
given he voted to fund it
for two years and hardly mentioned it once he
got the US Senate seat
"I have been very clear even as a candidate that,
once we were in, that we were
going to have some responsibility to make (Bush's
War) work as best we could..."
8. Maureen Dowd nicknaming him "Obambi"
9. His middle name
10. Sadly, race, but look how they slimed
one of their own, McCain, in South Carolina in 2000.
This is just stuff that can be pulled together
They will leave no stone unturned to find anything
else they can.
And anytime Barack uses that Cheney/Rumsfeld/experience
the converse is the Bush/no experience example.
This Obama wave is celebrity culture infecting
I wish his supporters were paying more attention.
Yea, the guy reads a script well off a teleprompter,
but I wish there was more to him.
It's going to get very interesting.
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