May 16, 2008

This Week in Presidential Politics

Villagers, have you been watching the ebb and flow of presidential politics this week. Team Clinton had a wonderful night on Tuesday in West Virginia with a 40% whomping. The white working class folks that Pat Buchanan and Hillary Clinton have fallen in love with over the past couple of months came out in droves to support her on Tuesday night. Hillary showed up on a couple of morning shows the next day ... and that was about the last anyone heard of Team Clinton.

The next evening we saw the political universe begin to shift in favor of Barack Obama. Widely-televised endorsement from John Edwards, in which he proclaimed that 'President Barack Obama' would convert the 'two Americas', poor and wealthy ... into one America again. Edwards was rockin' and rollin' on that night. I imagine he was wistful about what could have been if Kerry had won in 2004 or if he had done better in Iowa in 2008.

The major steelworkers' union ... who previously endorsed Edwards ... declared their support for Obama. A major woman's group that advocates on behalf of the pro-Choice movement hurled their endorsement of Obama directly in the face of Hillary Clinton. The steady stream of super-delegates continue to flow towards Obama. He has 1,900 delegates (magic number: 2025) at the time of this writing. Very few superdelegates are coming out for Hillary Clinton.

Yesterday, President George W. Bush stepped all over John McCain's big 'vision' speech when he called out Obama as an 'appeaser' similiar in scope to those that appeased Adolph Hitler. Villagers, one of the rules in your public life should be that you never compare any human being to either Adolph Hitler. There is simply no upside to make that comparison. Bush showed that he will stoop as low as necessary to help his little buddy, McCain.

Obama was joined by every elected Democrat official in denouncing Bush for dissin' Obama while giving a speech on foriegn soil. That ain't cricket. Of course, republicans feel it is OK to bash Obama's family here in America ... like the Tennessee republicans are doing with Michelle Obama ... but, no internal political campaign battles should take place overseas. McCain didn't see it that way ... McCain co-signed Bush. That is what little buddies do!

Obama then slapped down Bush-McCain for their words and activity over the past couple of days. His slap-down was fun to watch. It appears that Obama is ready to debate foriegn policy with McCain right away. Bush-McCain are so wrong on so many levels.

One outcome for the week is that Hillary Clinton became more Huckabee-like ... in other words, she became irrelevant in this presidential campaign. She needs to quickly decide what she plans to do for her future ... cuz I see no way that she gets on an Obama ticket as vice president. I also don't see Obama supporting her over the African American governor of New York when that job comes up for election again. So, I think that Hillary needs to get her Senate office cleaned out ... that is likely to be her glass ceiling job for the remainder of her professional life.

Villagers ... that is my observation about this week in presidential politics. What say u?


Los Angelista said...

Hillary has totally disappeared as the week ends. Who'd have thought that would happen after her Tuesday night victory speech. Is she coming back down to earth and dealing with reality, finally? And goodness, didn't Bush make a fool of himself? Loved reading Joe Biden's comments on what Bush said. Plus, to now read that McCain previously said he'd talk with Hamas too... yeah, they look like total morons. The primary has been crazy but this election is really gonna be something else!

Villager said...

Los Angelista - Joe Biden rocks. I was worried about him early on when he made some wack comment about Obama being ' articulate' in a demeaning manner. But, he seems to know his stuff. I imagine he is on the short-list to become Secretary of State...

USpace said...

The terrorist monkey can not be negotiated with. The only reason to maybe talk to Ahmadamadmonkey in say maybe Switzerland is to provoke him by debating his ideology and criticizing the hatred. Force him to say lots of stupid and insane things which would be widely publicized thus educating more people to his ideology's insanity. This, I am quite sure, Obama would never do.

Ouch, Obama and the poor little Dems were hit a little too close to home by what GW said. It's one of the best things Bush has ever said. Bravo! And he didn't even have to mention the Dhimmicrats or any body's name.

So sure, then he folded in Saudi Arabia, but what he said in Israel almost makes that OK.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
appease the appeasers

don't embarrass them
by calling them appeasers

absurd thought -
God of the Universe said
have a sit down with Hitler

he should have been sweet-talked
he had goodness within

Appeasement Talk Bothers Appeasers

Help Halt Terrorism Now!



Villager said...

Uspace - This is my first time seeing you here. Welcome! My view is that America should not be afraid to talk at any level, including the POTUS, with other nation-states, however, we should never talk or negotiate with terrorists. Iran is a nation-state. We can invite their leader to speak at Columbia University and we can have direct talks with him on any subject. That is my opinion...