Subject: Obama debate with Paul from Illinois
Hi Bart. Let's start with what we agree
I think that means you're an Obama fan.
Your view seems to be that Kerry and Gore failed
because they were wimpy and
When I look at Barack Obama, I see a candidate
with positions similar to Kerry and Gore.
That's possible, but we've seen no evidence of that.
When I look at Hillary Clinton, I don't see nearly as much emotional appeal.
So, Obama is a guy we'd like to have a beer with? Didn't we try that twice?
Clinton's negatives are well-known.
Yes, because she's beaten them twice, (four
times if you count Bill)
You have to give Obama some credit for bringing a lot of new voters into the Democratic fold.
That's possible, but we've seen no evidence of
that. Those extra voters might be
A lot of these new Dems are young people; can we afford to disappoint them?
Our goal isn't to make those kids happy. Our goal is getting rid of the Facsist bastards.
You say Barack should be the one to withdraw because
it was "assumed" Hillary would run in '08.
I never said that, but I can see how people with Obama-glasses might have thought they read that.
Your solution is one way out, but it is not the
This war has to end soon because financially,
I'm operating on fumes.
This is only February, way too early to panic.
...unless one is out of money...
Hillary should gracefully withdraw when it becomes clear Obama has more pledged delegates.
She's way ahead in TX and OH - if she wins those
states, are you going to say
If, as you say, she has been such an effective
Senator, think how much more effective she
Are you trying to be condescending and
You blame Obama for causing a rift by daring to challenge the wife of our last good president.
Wrong. Obama was 20-25 points behind and he needed
something BIG to shake up the race.
I say you do not serve party unity when you paint all of us Obama supporters as mindless cultists.
Can you name something your guy stands for?
I think people have needs and they look for someone
to fill them.
That's OK with me, ...but aren't we picking the leader of the Free World here?
You have to at least admit the possibility the Barack will win this thing, outright
No doubt, that's a possibility.
Don't you think it is also possible that he could beat McCain?
Certainly that's possible, but why send the new
guy into the knife fight?
Why tick a whole bunch of us off by saying it
is completely impossible?
You interpret wrong. The whole point of "the pony"
was wanting instead of needing.
The only backing you seem to have for that is
a premonition of how voters will react
If you have a marginal poker hand, you can always