October 29, 2008
Watching Barack Obama’s 30 minute ad before the final game of the 2008 World Series (congrats to the Phillies) I couldn’t help but notice Barack left something out. Throughout the entirety of the advertisement, I never heard Obama mention his opponent. Instead, Obama focused in on real American families facing real American issues and explained how he will solve these problems.
This has always been the quality I have admired most about Obama’s campaign; Obama’s ability to focus on himself and his plans for change instead of trying to cut into his opponent.
Despite all of the attempts to discredit Obama’s vie for the White House it seems like none of them are the kryptonite that can take him down. I look forward to November 5th when Obama can don the mantle of President of the United States and start making the change this country is clamoring (or dare I say Hoping) for.
September 29, 2008
We all know magic is nothing but smoke and mirrors. A little abracadabra and a magician can appear to saw a woman in half or pull a rabbit out of a hat. The same can be said of politics where the best politician is one who can control the audience like a magician. With a little magic even the worst politician can seem like a hero.
Many liberal bloggers have quipped John McCain’s attempt at disrupting the first presidential debate as nothing but a stunt. I have to agree with them if for no other reason than McCain didn’t handle his audience well. Every magician knows it’s easy to divert attention and make it look like things are happening, but McCain simply blundered the whole thing (it took him 22 hours to take a 1 hour plane flight). McCain could have easily flow to Washington, “disappeared” for a period of time, claimed he was working on the bailout plan and no one could have said any different.
Rumor has it that McCain’s next big trick will be to use Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol to pull another hocus-pocus act and once again disrupt the presidential race. The marriage of Brisol Palin to baby daddy Levi Johnston “would be fantastic” to quote a McCain insider in this post.
I would be suprised if McCain actually tried this one because too many people would look at it as another political stunt instead of a genuinly important event. He already gambled once and lost, he’d be really going all in with that one.
But then again what would McCain have to lose?
September 3, 2008
Why are people making such a big deal about McCain’s selection “breaking the glass ceiling” when it’s already been done almost 25 years ago?
Sounds to me like some people need a history lesson. Palin needs to accept the nomination and McCain needs to win the election before we can even begin to talk about breaking ceilings.