Failing to Keep your Powder Dry

So now Obama says that McCain is going to get racist… any day now. Seriously.  Right around the corner.

“Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face. So what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me,” Obama said. “You know, he’s not patriotic enough, he’s got a funny name, you know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”

You know, we’ve been hearing this shit from Obama for a couple of months now.  What we haven’t been hearing is this shit from anyone in the McCain camp.  These sort of predictions only work if they pan out — or there isn’t time to let them pan out.  If Obama had waited until October 25th for this, it might have worked.  But now what is going to happen is that no one in the McCain camp is going to touch it, and now Obama looks like just another race pimp talking about reperations and making baseless racism claims.

Obama has never had to run a real campaign in a real race.  He got his state senate race by judicial shenanigans and stabbing Alice Palmer in the back — thus running unopposed in the Dem primary (which in that district is the real election.)  Then, when he ran for US Senate, the only reason he won was because his camp — again, through judicial shenanigans — got Jack Ryan’s sealed child custody records unsealed, and got the Tribune to run the attack article.  Obama won another unopposed election.

And now, he’s in the big time, the big show, and he doesn’t have the experience at running campaigns for prime time.  He looks like a chump and an amateur, and McCain is no amateur in running campaigns.  Obama has the press in the tank.  Obama’s got an opposition president in the low 20s on approval polls.  He’s got a ton of cash.  And he still can’t get over 50% in the polls. About the only thing that he has gotten right  so far is that he better start going for desperation plays now, since he can’t get a significant lead on McCain, and McCain hasn’t even really started campaigning yet.

I really thought that we were going to be looking at a Democratic president for the next four years as soon as the GOP let McCain secure the nomination, because there is no doubt in my mind that Hillary would beat him like a drum.  And then the DNC decided to nominate a candidate even weaker than McCain.  Bizarre.


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  2. R says:

    That quote, I saw that on the news the other day. This guy is the most arrogant politician I have ever seen. I mean, half of his speeches are seething with sarcasm. Holy fuck.

  3. Phelps says:

    Careful, if you think he is arrogant, it means that you are a racist.