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?